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Officials with the National Cathedral now say that repair costs are expected to exceed initial projections -- totalling in the area of $20 million.
Residents of Prince George's County can now register on a website to receive alerts via email, text and pagers in the event of emergencies or severe weather.
A billionaire philanthropist has stepped in with a $7.5 million donation to help repair the earthquake damage to the Washington Monument.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving Virginia more than $2 million to compensate for damage to area roads and bridges suffered during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.
Residents of Woodbridge, Va. are petitioning FEMA for individual assistance, arguing that deciding when to give aid based on the value of property destroyed is unfair to citizens with lower income.
While FEMA denied Virginia's request for federal disaster assistance following Tropical Storm Lee, the Small Business Association is stepping up to provide relief to area businesses and residents.
Engineers will be back rappelling down the Washington Monument next week for repair work. The monument sustained cracks in this summer's 5.8-magnitude earthquake.
President Obama has given a disaster declaration to D.C. for the damage caused by the earthquake in August -- freeing up federal funds for the District to rebuild.
FEMA will grant federal funding for Hurricane Irene cleanup to several counties and and the city of Baltimore in Maryland.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray is seeking $15 million of federal disaster funds to go towards the repairs of the National Cathedral, which was damaged in the August earthquake.
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