Virginia Earthquake (DR-4042)
Incident period: August 23, 2011 to October 25, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 4, 2011
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
February 3, 2012
Louisa County's Thomas Jefferson Elementary School to Receive Over $3 Million in FEMA Assistance to Rebuild School
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Natural disasters disrupt the daily routine of survivors' lives, and nowhere is a disrupted routine more evident than when a school is destroyed. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is awarding approximately $3.25 million dollars to rebuild Louisa County Public Schools' Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. This is FEMA's first Public Assistance grant over $1 million to assist the Commonwealth following the August earthquake.
February 2, 2012
Midlothian, VA -- The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that Albemarle and King George counties are now eligible for Individual Assistance (IA) as part of Virginia's federal earthquake disaster declaration. Under the Individual Assistance program homeowners, renters and business owners in these counties are now eligible for assistance to help them recover from the earthquake.
February 1, 2012
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Orange County is hosting The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and The Small Business Administration (SBA) to a Town Hall Meeting to provide information to Orange County residents who may have suffered damage from the August 23, 2011 earthquake. Where:Orange CountyAirport Terminal Building11275 Aviation WayOrange, Va. 22960 When:Thursday, February 9, 2012From 7:00 - 9:00 pm
February 1, 2012
Midlothian, VA -- The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Louisa County at 520 E. Main St., Louisa, VA, and in Spotsylvania County at 8960 Courthouse Rd., Spotsylvania, VA, will close permanently at 6:00 PM, Saturday, February 11, state and federal officials have announced. One-on-one assistance is still available.
January 28, 2012
Follow this link to a related FEMA video: www.fema.gov/medialibrary/media_records/7126 MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- When the ground shakes wells can break. In the wake of the August 23, 2011 Virginia Earthquake central Virginia well owners are urged to inspect water wells for damage and contamination. If damage is suspected residents should register with FEMA as soon as possible.
January 24, 2012
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Virginia's earthquake declaration has spanned five months and much of central Virginia. News outlets in and around the disaster area diligently spread the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) message, but often residents hear second-hand information, rumors and half-truths about how to get access to the assistance programs available. When residents suffer losses they need accurate information. Answers to some common questions about disaster assistance: