Washington, D.C. - President Obama Friday declared a major disaster in Virginia from the derecho and ordered Federal aid to help cover local recovery costs.
The money will help local governments and certain non-profits with costs to repair or replace facilities as well as the costs of cleanup. The funds will be available on a cost-sharing basis.
The following localities are eligible, however the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) could add more if the commonwealth requests it and new damage assessment results warrant it.
The counties of Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Charlotte, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Frederick, Giles, Greene, Halifax, Highland, Louisa, Lunenburg, Madison, Nelson, New Kent, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Tazewell, and Warren and the independent cities of Bedford, Charlottesville, Covington, Danville, Fairfax, Fredericksburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Manassas Park, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, and Winchester.