Virginia Senators announce more than $2.2M in federal funding in Pittsylvania County due to damage sustained from 2018’s Tropical Storm Michael

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Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks with Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., at Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), totaling $2,271,091.11 is heading to Pittsylvania County to repair Ringgold Rail Trail and Sandy Creek Bridge from flooding that occurred during Tropical Storm Michael.

“The damage to Ringgold Rail Trail and Sandy Creek Bridge caused by Tropical Storm Michael in Pittsylvania County in 2018 has had lasting impacts for residents, travelers, and commuters in the region. The federal funds will help to shoulder the cost of repairs. Investing in repairs to these historic sites will ease the burden on Virginia residents and strengthen our Commonwealth.”

Sens. Mark Warner & Tim Kaine

Funding was awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and authorized under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.

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