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.
Capital Shield 2012, a joint exercise between area first responders and the military that simulates rescues from terrorist attacks and natural disasters, wrapped up on Wednesday.
A crane began lowering pinnacles off the National Cathedral today so they can be repaired of the damage they sustained during the Aug. 23 earthquake that struck the region.
In the wake of the flooding that struck Virginia in September, Governor Bob McDonnell is seeking disaster status, in order to receive funds from FEMA.
FEMA has denied Virginia officials' request for aid, following the August earthquake that left an estimated $15 million in property damage.
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