Twenty-five additional Virginia localities are now eligible to receive federal and state disaster assistance to help recover from February's massive storms.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency said yesterday that the new localities were added to those approved by President Bush in March following further review.
Residents in Lee, Pulaski and Roanoke counties can now apply for grants to help pay for temporary housing, home repairs and other serious disaster-related expenses.
Several other localities, including Prince William, Shenandoah and Warren counties, can apply for funding to reimburse emergency snow removal costs.
More than a dozen localities in far southwestern Virginia are eligible for funds to pay debris removal costs, and to repair damaged public facilities.