Be a Part of the Largest Earthquake Drill Ever. Click Here to Register
For the fourth year, Virginia will participate in the Great Southeast ShakeOut, a multi-state simultaneous earthquake drill set for Oct. 20, 2016, at 10:20 a.m. Learn more about what to do if there is an earthquake and then practice these easy-to-remember steps during the ShakeOut:
- Hold on!
There are many ways for individuals, businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community groups and others to participate in the SouthEast ShakeOut and to get prepared for earthquakes. Lots of educational materials and more information including how to register for the Oct. 20 ShakeOut can be found on this website: www.shakeout.org/southeast. Please take a look, and sign up to participate!
Resources for Promoting the ShakeOut
Tips on How to Drop, Cover and Hold On: www.dropcoverholdon.org
About the 2011 earthquake originating in Mineral, Virginia
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Virginia Aug. 23, 2011, centered in the town of Mineral in Louisa County. The historic quake was felt strongly in most of Virginia and throughout much of the east coast of the U.S. The quake and its hundreds of aftershocks damaged more than 1,400 homes and businesses in Virginia.
Did you feel it? Click here to see how Virginians and others experienced the Mineral earthquake.
Be ready. Be willing to help.
Virginia Disaster Relief Fund
How is the money distributed?
Fund proceeds will be distributed to local long-term recovery groups, members of the Virginia Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and other non-profit and faith-based organizations as a grant.
Many of these groups work directly with individuals and families following a disaster.
How else can I donate?
The Virginia Disaster Relief Fund benefits projects that include: repair or rebuilding of underinsured dwellings, transportation assistance, replacing essential household items, helping renters establish new rental residence, temporary living expenses while recovering from loss, and more.
How can I donate?
If you want to help, send checks made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia with “Virginia Disaster Relief Fund” noted in the memo line to:
P.O. Box 1971
Richmond, VA 23218-1971