Inspectors Help Louisa County Assess Earthquake Damage

Today, four Fairfax County building inspectors are headed towards the epicenter of last week’s magnitude 5.8 earthquake.

Our inspectors will help Louisa County, Va, to assess earthquake damage, and they will help the county to finish its assessments on about 100 buildings. About 500 buildings in total were damaged by the quake.

Fairfax’s building inspectors are some of the best. Our four-person team is trained and certified in multiple codes, including building, electrical, plumbing and mechanical. Every year, the county also puts all its inspectors through a FEMA-based curriculum for damage assessment.

The teams will put placards on the buildings they look at, indicating if they are safe to reoccupy or not.

Our inspectors will be deployed for the day in Louisa, returning home tonight.

About Fairfax County Emergency Information

Official emergency information about preparedness, response and recovery from Fairfax County Government.

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