President Obama has signed disaster declarations for 10 states and the District of Columbia, which allows those states to access Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funds for recovery efforts.
Hurricane Sandy affected much of the Northeast. Disaster declarations from the White House were issued for Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Manchin and Rockefeller advised their constituents to work together as the storm passed.
“West Virginians take care of each other," Rockefeller said. "Check in on family, neighbors and friends. Lend a hand where you can."