Va. Governor Bob McDonnell Seeks Federal Aid for Tropical Storm Damage

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011  |  Updated 1:20 PM EDT
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McDonnell asking for federal assistance for Prince William and Fairfax counties.

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Gov. Bob McDonnell is seeking federal disaster aid for residents in Fairfax and Prince William counties affected by the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

“The heavy rain from Tropical Storm Lee caused catastrophic damage to neighborhoods and businesses in Fairfax and Prince William counties,” said Governor McDonnell in a release.  “Federal assistance is critical in helping people who suffered significant losses.”

McDonnell said Monday that heavy rains and flooding destroyed or caused major damage to more than 100 homes and businesses in the two counties. He has requested a federal disaster declaration to help residents recover from the damage.

McDonnell also is seeking federal aid to help all Virginia localities reduce the impact of future disasters.

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