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FEMA has denied Virginia officials' request for aid, following the August earthquake that left an estimated $15 million in property damage to places like Culpeper, Va.
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FEMA has denied Virginia officials' request for aid, following the August earthquake that left an estimated $15 million in property damage to places like Culpeper, Va.

The August earthquake that rattled parts of the east coast caused millions of dollars worth of damage in Virginia, but the Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied the Commonwealth's request for aid.

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.) announced FEMA's decision Friday. He said he's disappointed and will immediately appeal.

The 5.8-magnitude earthquake centered in Louisa County caused an estimated $15 million in residential property damage in Virginia. McDonnell says most of that damage was not covered by insurance, and federal assistance is necessary to help Virginians get their homes back in working order.

The aid would have provided low-interest loans, grants, unemployment assistance, disaster housing assistance and crisis counseling for folks affected by the disaster.

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