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

January 3, 2012
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) will open a new Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Spotsylvania County and reopen the Louisa County DRC. The Louisa County DRC and the Spotsylvania DRC will open Thursday, Jan 5. SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY DRCAddress:8960 Courthouse Road(The intersection of Courthouse and Crestar Roads, across from Courthouse Café)Spotsylvania, VA 22553 Hours of Operation:10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
December 29, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- The Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that the counties of Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, Orange, Spotsylvania and the City of Fredericksburg are eligible for Individual Assistance.
December 19, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- At the request of State Coordinating Officer Michael Cline, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for renters, homeowners and business owners in Louisa County who suffered damage from the August 23 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks to register for state and federal disaster assistance. The new deadline is Monday March 5, 2012.
December 16, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Help for Louisa County earthquake survivors continues to be available through the holiday period, say officials of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
December 14, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Some individuals who registered for federal disaster assistance due to the August 23 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks may have been denied aid. However, an appeals process exists ensuring that those affected by the earthquake will receive all legally eligible benefits. "The recovery process doesn't necessarily end with the initial determination," said Federal Coordinating Officer Don Keldsen. "Sometimes ineligibility may just mean that more information is needed."
December 8, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Virginians who apply for disaster grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) should understand there is a limit to what FEMA funds can do. Disaster grants can help make a home's essential living space safe, sanitary and secure and help pay for disaster-related losses of essential personal property, but it may not be enough to cover all disaster expenses.

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