$5M in Aid Approved for Louisa County, Virginia, Quake Victims

December 7, 2011

Federal disaster aid approved for earthquake-related damage in Louisa County has topped $5 million.

Federal and state emergency officials say most of the aid, $5.1 million, was approved for housing expenses such as home repair costs and temporary rental assistance.

Another $29,185 in grants was approved for other essential disaster-related needs, including medical and dental expenses.

The U.S. Small Business Administration approved $715,000 in low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters or business owners.

The magnitude 5.8-earthquake that shook the East Coast on Aug. 23 was centered in Mineral.

More than 2,500 earthquake victims have registered for some type of disaster aid with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

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