The NBC29 newsroom received the following news release from Orange County:
ORANGE COUNTY EARTHQUAKE DAMAGE REPORTS NEEDED
Orange County, VA – Following the 5.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Virginia on August 23, 2011, FEMA recently approved federal disaster assistance for Louisa County, a neighboring Orange County community. This declaration for assistance has been made for Louisa County only. If there is enough damage recorded in Orange County, FEMA may consider extending benefits to Orange County residents. It is imperative that those individuals, renters, and business owners who reside in Orange County, report earthquake damage to FEMA and to the Orange County Emergency Management Office.
Orange County and FEMA are compiling a comprehensive list of damaged properties. Damage reports must be submitted to both FEMA and the local emergency management office.
To report earthquake damage:
First register your damage with FEMA. Reports of damage must also be transmitted to FEMA directly by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Damage can also be reported online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov. For those individuals with smart phones, please login to m.fema.gov to report damage.
Then call the Orange County Emergency Communications Center at (540) 672-1234 to report your FEMA registration.
We appreciate the public's assistance in submitting these reports.