McAuliffe to request FEMA aid for flood-ravaged Hampton Roads

Gov. Terry McAuliffe gives update on Hurricane Matthew storm damage in Hampton Roads

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) -- Governor Terry McAuliffe is being briefed about the severe flooding that happened after Hurricane Matthew last weekend, and he is going to seek federal aid to help the community.

McAuliffe spoke about the damage the storm left behind, particularly in Virginia Beach.

"On Saturday evening, the warm air [from Hurricane Matthew] and the cold air [from a cold front] collided, and produced a record amount of rainfall and high winds which for many communities, was just plain devastating," McAuliffe said.

He went on to say, "I plan on early next week or the middle of next week... I am planning on sending a letter to President Obama requesting FEMA assistance to assist the individuals and businesses who have been impacted."

McAuliffe expects the request will be approved, as the damage in Virginia has met the threshold for federal assistance.

The governor then toured some of the harder-hit areas of Virginia Beach.

Gov. McAuliffe and Virginia Public Safety Officials Assess Areas Impacted by Hurricane Matthew


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