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.
The community in Woodbridge, Va. is still struggling to pick up the pieces after Tropical Storm Lee rendered dozens of residences uninhabitable.
The engineers that have captivated the D.C. region by rappelling outside of the Washington Monument wrapped up their inspection for earthquake damage on Wednesday.
Officials at the National Cathedral now say it will cost upwards of $25 million to repair the damage caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the region in August.
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