Free Advice on Reducing Damage From Future Earthquakes

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Release date: 
November 21, 2011
Release Number: 
4042-010

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. 

Rebuilding or repairing a home after a disaster can be a daunting task - but, with the right information, homeowners can rebuild safer, smarter and stronger.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation specialists are available to provide that information at:

  • Lowe's Home Improvement store, 165 Camp Creek Parkway (just north of I-64 Exit 136), Gordonsville, VA 22942.
    • Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Days: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Day: Sunday. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Day: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24. Hours: Closed.
  • The FEMA/VDEM Disaster Recovery Center, Triangle Plaza, 502 East Main Street, Suite 6000, Louisa, VA 23093.
    • Days: Monday through Saturday. Hours:10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Days: Sundays and Thanksgiving Day, November 24. Hours: Closed

Free publications containing rebuilding-stronger information are available at displays in these locations:

  • Besley Implements, 704 Mineral Ave., Mineral, VA 23117.
    • Days: Monday through Friday. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Day: Saturday. Hours: 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Crossroads Home Center, 78 Zion Park Court (Zion Crossroads), Troy, VA 22974.
    • Days: Monday through Friday. Hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Lakeside Electrical Contractors, 4344 Davis Highway, Louisa, VA 23093.
    • Days: Monday through Friday. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Purcell Lumber, 138 West Street, Louisa, VA 23093.
    • Days: Monday through Friday. Hours: 7 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m.
    • Day: Saturday. Hours: 8 a.m. to 12 noon.
  • True Value hardware, 401 East Main St., Louisa, VA 23093.
    • Days: Monday through Friday. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    • Day: Saturday. Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Day: Sunday. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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