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Va. Governor Urges Residents To Prep Early For Hurricane Irene

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With relatively minor damage and no loss of life as a result of Tuesday's earthquake, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) is putting that disaster on the back burner to focus on the hurricane expected to hit the commonwealth this weekend.

McDonnell says state emergency operations officials will prepare for a worst case scenario. He says it's not only the state that needs to be prepared, but Virginia residents as well.

"Know where the shelters are, look out for their neighbor, have a plan for their pets, stock up on food and batteries and water now, have a generator if they have significant electrical," McDonnell says. "All those common sense things, today, tomorrow, Friday, that's the time to be doing these things."

Additionally, the Governor announced major donations to the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund, which he established in April to encourage private companies and citizens to give to communities impacted by tornadoes.

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