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Disaster Recovery Centers to close Saturday

The Disaster Recovery Centers in Louisa and Spotsylvania counties will close tomorrow.

The centers will close its doors Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m., officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.

Both centers have been available to anyone who has has questions or needs assistance related to the 5.8- magnitude earthquake that shook the region on Aug. 23.

The epicenter was in Mineral and there have been dozens of aftershocks since then causing damage to homes and buildings.

The Louisa Center, in the Triangle Plaza Shopping Center at 502 East Main Street , opened in November after President Barack Obama declared the Virginia earthquake a natural disaster. The Spotsylvania center, located at 8960 Courthouse Road, near the intersection of Courthouse and Crestar Roads across from Courthouse Cafe, opened in late December.

Both centers are available to anyone regardless of where they live or work.

After the centers close, one-on-one help will still be available by phone.

Earthquake survivors may speak with disaster specialists to register and to check the status of their application by calling the toll-free registration number at 800/621-3362 or go online to disasterAssistance.gov. Phone lines are open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.

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