Video shows Louisa High School as earthquake hit
Newly-released surveillance video shows the moment of the Louisa County-centered earthquake. And like a modern-day Rudy Giuliani, who famously moved amid the wreckage of 9/11, the superintendent of the Louisa County Public Schools, Dr. Deborah Pettit, can be seen inside the high school during the earthquake. The footage shows her (in white hair) helping to evacuate students from the damaged building.
Meanwhile, the County has released an update on property damage which shows just over $70 million in total:
Public school structures: $57.5 million.
Residences: $11.5 million.
Religious structures: $400,000.
Commercial structures: $400,000.
Government structures: $500,000.
Update (released 9/2/11):
- $63.8 million in damages to public school structures
- $12.8 million in damages to residential structures
- $475,000 in damages to religious structures
- $1 million in damages to commercial structures
- $690,000 in damages to government structures (includes Louisa County, Town of Louisa, and Town of Mineral)
- $250,000 in damages to Louisa County Water Authority structures