Governor McAuliffe visits Hampton Roads, asks for FEMA assistance 

Posted at 1:15 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 17:15:37-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Governor Terry McAuliffe came to Hampton Roads Thursday to survey storm damage from Hurricane Matthew.

McAuliffe was joined by MaryAnn Tierney, Federal Emergency Management Agency Region III Director and several area mayors.

"I want to thank the men and women who continue to work tirelessly to keep Virginians safe and help communities recover from the significant damage that Hurricane Matthew brought to our Commonwealth, particularly in the Hampton Roads region,” said Governor McAuliffe. “I have directed my public safety team to stay in constant contact with officials in this region and to make every resource available to assist with recovery efforts.”

McAuliffe said there is extensive damage to Hampton Roads and throughout the Commonwealth.

Several state and voluntary agencies are working to provide aid to areas impacted by the storm.

The Virginia Department of Emergency Management is working to assess damages, provide recovery information to citizens and support debris removal. The Virginia Department of Transportation continues to repair state roads and property damaged by severe weather.

If you are in need of assistance, dial 2-1-1 for referral.