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Quake-damaged college building to undergo repairs

Tuesday - 2/21/2012, 8:51am  ET

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (AP) - Repairs will begin in April on an academic building at the Spotsylvania County campus of Germanna Community College that was damaged in an earthquake in August.

The magnitude 5.8 quake on Aug. 23 did significant structural damage to the V. Earl Dickenson Building.

Germanna President David Sam says the repairs will cost between $1.8 million and $2.2 million, but the quake's total financial impact could be as much as $3.5 million when off-site leases and architectural and engineering work are factored in.

The college tells The Free Lance-Star that it hopes the Federal Emergency Management Agency will cover the $5,000 deductible. The rest is covered by the state's insurance.


Information from: The Free Lance-Star,

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