Friday, August 26, 2011

Early earthquake estimates in Louisa County

Louisa County has released preliminary numbers for Tuesday's 5.9 earthquake but warned costs may increase. 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)

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