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Va governor appeals FEMA denial of quake aid

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked federal emergency authorities to reconsider their decision to deny aid to Virginia for the August earthquake that rattled the East Coast and caused substantial damage at its epicenter.

In a 13-page letter Friday to President Barack Obama and 34 pages of documentation and attachments, McDonnell says state government alone can't address seven disasters since April, including the quake, Hurricane Irene and three deadly spring tornadoes.

In appealing again for aid to Louisa County, the quake's epicenter, McDonnell said damage exceeds $22 million, more than double the $9 million estimate the state cited in its initial September request. The area has experienced more than 40 aftershocks.

McDonnell said 1,404 homes were damaged, 400 more than the earlier request, with two destroyed and 80 with major damage.

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