Governor Bob McDonnell today asked for a federal emergency declaration to help Virginia’s state and local governments and other agencies respond to and recover from the widespread impacts of Hurricane Sandy.
The request for the federal Public Assistance program would make funding available to cover eligible costs for emergency protective measures and debris removal.
“I don’t want to delay the process of getting federal Public Assistance to the local governments that need it,” said Governor McDonnell.
“This is a historic weather event – one we’ve never seen before – and we expect that there is going to be extensive debris and cost in responding to and recovering from this storm.”
This is not a request for federal disaster assistance for individuals. It is too early to begin making assessments about damage to private property. The Governor requested Public Assistance for the entire Commonwealth.