Louisa Updates Earthquake Damage Estimates

Reporting Damage

All property owners in Louisa County need to call (540) 967-3496 to report damage caused by last Tuesday's earthquake. This information is critical in order to develop an accurate assessment of damages.

August 31, 2011

Preliminary damage assessments began last week in Louisa County. State officials have joined with local teams in an effort to estimate the extent of damage caused by the 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday, August 23.

For all assessment completed through Friday, estimates are as follows:

- $57.5 million in damages to public school structures

- $11.5 million in damages to residential structures

- $400,000 in damages to religious structures

- $400,000 in damages to commercial structures

- $500,000 in damages to government structures (not including public schools)

That brings the total estimated damages to $70.3 million.

The damage to Louisa County Public Schools and Louisa County government structures are covered by insurance and local officials are working with insurance adjusters to determine coverage limits and direct costs.

The majority of residential structures did not have earthquake insurance. Officials expect these figures to change as damage assessment teams continue to traverse the county.

State officials rejoined local damage assessment teams on Monday and the assessments will be an ongoing effort.

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