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Fed, Va. officials to close emergency op office

Thursday - 2/16/2012, 3:34pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - Federal and state officials are closing the joint field office set up to coordinate recovery operations following Hurricane Irene, Tropical Storm Lee, and the central Virginia earthquake.

Officials said Thursday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management will close the joint field office on Feb. 24.

The office was staffed with representatives from FEMA, VDEM, other Virginia agencies and the Small Business Association.

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