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Earthquake causes $6.3 million in residential damage so far


August 26, 2011

Contact: Amanda L. Reidelbach

Phone: (540) 223-6929




LOUISA, VA – Louisa County and the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation have established an emergency fund to help uninsured or underinsured homeowners  pay for  house repairs because of earthquake damage. Checks should be made out to the Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation, PO Box 160, Louisa, VA 23093 with Louisa Earthquake written in the memo line.   For more information, contact the Foundation at (540) 967-3483.

LOUISA, VIRGINIA – Louisa County damage assessment teams have been working since early Wednesday morning to estimate the extent of damage caused by Tuesday’s earthquake. Teams have been concentrated within a five mile radius of the quake’s epicenter.

Preliminary estimates for the five mile radius are the following:

  • · $6.3 million in damages to residential structures
  • · $400,000 in damages to religious structures
  • · $84,000 in damages to commercial structures
  • · $50,000 in damages to government structures (not including public schools)

Local officials expect these figures to grow as damage assessment teams continue to traverse the county.


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