For Immediate Release – February 23, 2012
Office of the Governor
Contact: Jeff Caldwell
Phone: (804) 225-4260
Virginia Department of Emergency Management
Contact: Bob Spieldenner
Phone: (804) 674-2400
Louisa County High School Receives $19 Million from FEMA to Rebuild
RICHMOND – Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $19 million to rebuild the Louisa County High School, which was severely damaged during the Aug. 23 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.
"This news could not come at a better time. Today is the six month anniversary of the devastating earthquake, and these funds will help Louisa County take a big step on the road to recovery," said Governor McDonnell.
The cost to rebuild the school is estimated at $43 million. A combination of insurance and state and local funds will pay for the remaining balance of the new school’s construction.
On Feb. 3, FEMA awarded $3.2 million to Louisa County for the rebuilding of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School.
In addition, FEMA has provided $13 million in disaster aid to homeowners in the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, King George, Louisa, Orange, Spotsylvania and the city of Fredericksburg.