Parts of Virginia eligible for disaster aid after Tropical Storm Michael

Parts of Virginia eligible for disaster aid after Tropical Storm Michael
Portions of downtown Petersburg are still experiencing flooding following Tropical Storm Michael. (Source: James Lee-Kershaw)

WASHINGTON, DC (WWBT) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared that multiple localities in Virginia impacted by Tropical Storm Michael can get federal aid.

The storm dumped heavy rain and prompted numerous tornado warnings as it traveled north through Virginia in October.

“Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the Tropical Storm Michael,” FEMA said in a news release.

The areas eligible for aid are: Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Campbell, Charlotte, Chesterfield, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Essex, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Halifax, King and Queen, Lunenburg, Montgomery, New Kent, Northumberland, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Rappahannock, Richmond and Roanoke counties and the independent cities of Danville and Galax.

CLICK HERE for information on how to apply for FEMA aid.

“Damage assessments are continuing in other areas, and additional areas may be designated for assistance after the assessments are fully completed,” FEMA said.

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