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      10 more Va. localities to receive FEMA aid

      FEMA approves Gov. McDonnell's request to add 10 more localities to receive aid. (Photo: AP)

      The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be helping ten more localities in Va.

      Governor Bob McDonnell requested the localities to be added to the pre-landfall emergency declaration that was issued before Hurricane Irene hit.

      The declaration allows FEMA to provide supplies, equipment and other needed resources.

      "I asked the President to add these localities because of the severe impact Irene had across the eastern half of the Commonwealth," said Governor McDonnell in a news release. "We want to do everything we can to assure a fully coordinated response to this disaster on the local, state and federal levels. These additions allow us the maximum ability to do so."

      The localities added were: Essex, Gloucester, Henrico, King George, King and Queen, Louisa, Surry, Sussex and York, and the city of Richmond.

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