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

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
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
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- New hours for the Louisa County Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) will go into effect Saturday, November 19, officials of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today. The new hours for the DRC located at Triangle Plaza, 502 East Main Street, Louisa, are: Monday through Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday - Closed The DRC also will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.
November 17, 2011
News Release
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. -- Often earthquake damage can mimic plain old wear and tear or be so subtle it's hard to find, say officials of the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Although a magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck Louisa County on August 23 and was followed by more than 40 subsequent aftershocks as large as magnitude 4.5, much of the damage is not easy to find. But find it we must because this "hidden" damage can present major safety or building hazards and needs to be detected and repaired.

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