Louisa Quake: One Year Later - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

12 Investigates: Tracking earthquake recovery money

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This earthquake was costly for Louisa County. Damage to homes, schools and public buildings topped $80 million. 12 Investigates how Louisa County is spending the recovery money.

SLIDESHOW: Louisa County Schools - One Year Later

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A year after a 5.8 earthquake cause major damage to schools in Louisa, officials took NBC12 on a tour of Louisa Co. High School and Thomas Jefferson Elementary School to show off their progress.

Details Revealed for Mineral Alan Jackson Concert

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Alan Jackson will perform May 20th at 8pm in Mineral. We're told the concert will be for 6,000 people.

Mineral wants to know: Where's Alan Jackson?

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Music fans in Mineral are wondering: Where's Alan Jackson?

Nuclear power protestors outside Dominion

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As we mark the anniversary of Japan's tsunami and nuclear disaster- dozens protest nuclear power in downtown Richmond. The protestors held signs and chanted outside Dominion Virginia Power's headquarters Friday afternoon.

Bringing Alan Jackson to Mineral

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There are plans to host a free concert in Louisa County by country music legend. Alan Jackson.

Town hall meeting for disaster aid in Goochland

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State and federal officials plan to provide information about applying for disaster aid at a town hall meeting in Goochland Thursday night.

FEMA deadline extended to March 5

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There's more time to register for help after August's earthquake.

Virginia Bar Association and VA State Bar help quake victims

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More help is on the way for victims of the August earthquake that hit Louisa County.

USGS confirms 2.1 magnitude quake Monday morning

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The United States Geological Survey has confirmed another aftershock near Louisa County Monday morning.

Proposed tax credit for earthquake victims

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State leaders are still trying to figure out how they'll help homeowners pay for the damage from August's earthquake in Mineral.

Bill could give relief to Louisa earthquake victims

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Earthquake victims in Louisa County still holding out hope FEMA will step in and pay for repairs.
Late Friday, Governor Bob McDonnell appealed FEMA's denial of disaster relief. Now State Senator Edd Houck is proposing tax credits for homeowners paying for repairs out of their own pockets.

Va governor appeals FEMA denial of quake aid

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Gov. Bob McDonnell has asked federal emergency authorities to reconsider their decision to deny aid to Virginia for the August earthquake that rattled the East Coast and caused substantial damage at its epicenter.

Nuclear expert believes plant handled quake

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One of the major concerns in the wake of the August earthquake centered in Louisa County, was its impact on the North Anna nuclear power plant.

Mineral weighing concert venue options

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Alan Jackson is coming to Mineral, now where are they going to host him?

Mineral Loses FEMA Aid, Lands Alan Jackson

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In the tiny Louisa County town of Mineral, all the talk is about FEMA and country music.

USGS confirms 2.4 magnitude quake near Louisa Sunday

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The United States Geological Survey has confirmed a 2.4 magnitude earthquake near Louisa County Sunday.

Earthquake Disaster Relief Event for Louisa County

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A community event billed as "Louisa Cares . . . A Movement for Healing" is set for Friday, October 14, at the Louisa County Middle School athletic fields located at 1009 Davis Highway in Mineral. "Louisa

Small earthquake in Mineral Sunday

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The United States Geological Survey has confirmed a 2.1 magnitude aftershock in Mineral Sunday.

UPDATE: Four aftershocks felt near Louisa, Mineral Saturday

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The United States Geological Survey is now reporting four aftershocks near Louisa County Saturday.

For first time since earthquake, Louisa students back in class

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For the first time in three weeks, Louisa County students were back in class. Back in August, they were at the epicenter of a 5.8 magnitude earthquake that caused major damage to two schools. Students - who started classes the previous week- had no choice but to stay home...until now.

FEMA earthquake experts tour Louisa County damage

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Earthquake experts from California are in Louisa County this week, getting their first up-close look at the damage caused by the 5.8 magnitude tremor of two weeks ago. Their findings

Mineral, nuclear plant rattled by yet another aftershock

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Yet another early morning aftershock rattles the tiny town of Mineral. At a magnitude of 3.4, it's one of the biggest since last Tuesday's earthquake. Also, we're learning more about what that quake did to the North Anna Nuclear Power Plant.

2 quake-damaged Louisa schools closed for year

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Two earthquake-damaged schools in Louisa County will remain closed for the rest of the year.

New video and stories of earthquake recovery

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Thursday will be another day of clean up in Louisa and other local communities hit hard by the Tuesday's 5.8 quake. Many residents and county officials told NBC12 they're still trying to figure where to go from here.

Governor urges help for earthquake victims

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Beyond the school, neighbors in the small town of Mineral spent their first full day picking up the rubble. It's still too early to put a dollar amount on the damage, but today, Governor Bob McDonnell was there for his first look, in person. 

First look inside damaged Louisa high school

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Incredible images coming out of Louisa County as we get our first look inside the school damaged during the earthquake. Today, administrators are trying to plan their next move, but they can't - until they determine the extent of the structural damage at the high school & middle school.

Home and bridge inspections underway after Louisa quake

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Houses and bridges throughout the state are getting a close look after the Louisa quake.

Alert lifted at North Anna Power Station

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Operations are getting back to normal at the North Anna Power Station right now.

Louisa officials ponder reopening of school

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We are getting new images on what the damage is like at Louisa Co. High School. Now, we are learning from the Superintendent, it is possible the school may never reopen again.

Gov. McDonnell announces donations to Va. Disaster Relief Fund

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Governor Bob McDonnell announced that an additional $1.1 million in pledges and donations for the Virginia Disaster Relief Fund was raised through individual and corporate donors during August.

Five recorded earthquakes since first 5.8 in Louisa

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There were five earthquakes recorded Tuesday in Louisa County.  The first two aftershocks were small and shallow and maybe only felt in Louisa, the last two were deep and likely felt miles away.

Schools closed Wednesday because of earthquake damage

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Several central Virginia schools will be closed on Wednesday, August 24, 2011 due to earthquake damage.

Emergency responders work into the night in Louisa

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Aftershocks are shaking well into the night here. We've felt a few as we've been reporting all evening. But still, it is quieter now as residents and officials try to figure how to proceed after the 5.8 magnitude earthquake and several strong aftershocks shook Louisa to its core.

Aftershock Warning

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A 4.2 magnitude aftershock hit just after 8 pm Tuesday. It's one of four, so far, that you may have felt and heard.

Neighbors near epicenter call earthquake "scary", "cool"

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There were few significant injuries, but almost everyone made it through the earthquake with a lifetime of stories to tell.

5.8 earthquake hits Central Virginia around Mineral

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There was an earthquake in Central Virginia that measured 5.8 on the Richter scale centered about 5 miles south of Mineral in Louisa, depth 3.7 miles at about 1:51 p.m.

VDOT inspecting Virginia's bridges and tunnels

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VDOT dispatched inspection teams to bridges and tunnels across the state soon after the 5.9 magnitude earthquake to assess any potential damage.

Nursing home in North Jackson Ward evacuated

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The Fay Towers, located in 1200 block of North 1st Street in Richmond, was evacuated due to the earthquake.

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