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December 5, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- One month after federal disaster aid was made available for Louisa County earthquake survivors, more than $5 million in grants has been approved, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today. Additionally, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made financial assistance totaling more than $700,000 available in the form of low-interest disaster loans.
December 2, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- With the holiday season fast approaching, officials of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) remind Louisa County residents that the deadline to register for earthquake disaster aid is January 3, 2012. "It's important that those who may need to register for aid do so as soon as possible, said Federal Coordinating Officer Don Keldsen. "Registrations cannot be accepted after January 3."
November 29, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Some Louisa County residents are reluctant to register with FEMA for earthquake assistance because they fear FEMA will condemn their homes and they'll have no place to live.  Many earthquake survivors have told Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) Community Relations teams, they have not registered because of this fear. "It's very important that everyone understands," Don Keldsen, Federal Coordinating Officer added, "FEMA does not condemn property."
November 28, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- When fraud occurs during disaster recovery, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has a responsibility to take action. People who intentionally try to defraud the government are taking money from all of us - taxpayer money authorized by the president and congress for disaster relief. FEMA is charged with ensuring disaster-relief dollars go only to people who incurred legitimate losses. This can include prosecuting anyone making a fraudulent claim.
November 28, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Always ask for identification if someone approaches you about your personal or business disaster losses, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management Agency (VDEM) advise. If the person claims to be with a government agency, he or she will have an official government ID. It's very important not to give out personal or business information unless you are presented with an ID.
November 21, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Register, Register, Register! That is the message that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants everyone to understand. In preliminary damage assessments, there were more than 1,400 Louisa County homes inspected that showed damage associated with the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. Since the November 4 declaration, fewer than 600 of those residences have applied for assistance. Do you think you may have registered already? Double check by calling FEMA today, it will only take a few minutes for some peace of mind.
November 21, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- FEMA Hazard Mitigation specialists will be providing free publications in several Louisa County locations, officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today. The specialists and publications will provide valuable information for homeowners and business owners regarding ways to rebuild or remodel properties that can reduce the risk of damages from future earthquakes and other disasters. 
November 18, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice
November 18, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) announced today that Spotsylvania County has been approved for federal disaster assistance under the Public Assistance (PA) program for recovery from the August 23 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.
November 18, 2011
Disaster Federal Register Notice

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