More Than $25.2M in Virginia Quake Aid Approved

January 18, 2012

More than $25.2 million in federal disaster aid has been approved to help residents, businesses and local governments in Virginia recover from last summer’s earthquake.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the total includes individual and public assistance, along with low-interest federal loans.

Local governments will receive more than $14.5 million in grants to help them recover emergency response and infrastructure damage costs.

Grants totaling more than $8.4 million have been approved to help individuals and families affected by the magnitude 5.8-earthquake on Aug. 23, 2011.

The Small Business Administration has approved more than $2.3 million in loans for business owners, renters and homeowners.

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