State of Emergency Declared in Culpeper - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

This afternoon, shortly before 2 p.m. a 5.9 earthquake hit Virginia and centered on Mineral, VA. Full Story
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Linda

Culpeper, VA

#1 Aug 23, 2011
I commend Culpeper. They were right on top of things during this quake. I feel very safe living in this area. I recently had an emergency with all three Grandchildren. Culpeper,surrounding Rescue and the ER was right on top of things.They all are fine due to Excelent care givers. Now we have this quake happen. The police fire and town was right on top of things.I commend Culpeper and surrounding towns, all that work, most volenteers, Thanks for making us feel safe. We get notice right to our home phone about an emergency. Can't find a better place to live. Linda
Deborah

Saint Augustine, FL

#2 Aug 23, 2011
NBC 29 has given information that other news sources neglected. There are people who are concerned about the citizens of Culpepper.
Lily

United States

#3 Aug 23, 2011
Are you okay? i will pray for the people in virgina good luck to you and your family.
Concerned in the Boro

Lyndhurst, VA

#4 Aug 23, 2011
What about the Coffewood Correctional Center? Was there any damage and did it have to be evacuated? Concerned for a loved one there.
wow

Ashburn, VA

#5 Aug 23, 2011
i just hope everyone is ok. i pray for u all.

Loretta Bean

Ruckersville, VA

#6 Aug 23, 2011
I grew up in Culpeper and lived there till I was about 25. From what I have seen in the picture that was displayed of the 1 building that has fallen, I am wondering if it is the old Clarks Hardware store, or the Restraunt across the street from it that use to be Southern States. If there any way that NBC 29 can cover this for their 11 PM news tonight. I would like to see more pictures of the damanage of my home town. I still have family and lots of friends there and I pray that everyone is safe.
Culpepper Kid

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Aug 23, 2011
Hooray! School is out tomorrow so they can inspect the schools for damage! NO FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TOMORROW!
Earthquake Hysteria

Capitol Heights, MD

#8 Aug 23, 2011
All this for a little earthquake? How about some earthquake preparedness instead of mass hysteria. Yes there was some damage done but everything seems to be blown out of proportion. Evacuations for an earthquake? You don't evacuate while an earthquake is happening.
Martha

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Aug 23, 2011
WOW! This is a very scary situation. I have never felt or even heard of an earthquake in VA.
demthiefs

Mechanicsville, VA

#10 Aug 23, 2011
The tea party warned us what would happen if we raised the debt ceiling!
Deborah C of Culpeper

Locust Grove, GA

#11 Aug 23, 2011
Earthquake Hysteria wrote:
All this for a little earthquake? How about some earthquake preparedness instead of mass hysteria. Yes there was some damage done but everything seems to be blown out of proportion. Evacuations for an earthquake? You don't evacuate while an earthquake is happening.
How could you feel good about yourself making the statement you just did.You should be ashamed of your self.Thats what is wrong with the world today,people like you who sound like you just dont care.A lot of us here have never been through this before.I have to young grand babies and two daughters who were very scared,along with a lot of people i love.SHAME ON YOU!
jessica hall

Millwood, VA

#12 Aug 23, 2011
Loretta Bean wrote:
I grew up in Culpeper and lived there till I was about 25. From what I have seen in the picture that was displayed of the 1 building that has fallen, I am wondering if it is the old Clarks Hardware store, or the Restraunt across the street from it that use to be Southern States. If there any way that NBC 29 can cover this for their 11 PM news tonight. I would like to see more pictures of the damanage of my home town. I still have family and lots of friends there and I pray that everyone is safe.
I have the coffee house across from Clark Hardware and was on site, it wasn't Clarks, it was the building directly behind it where the barber shop is and and Annie's Crafts used to be. The Baptist Church on Davis has some damage and the steeple on St. Stephens is leaning. Some of the buildings on Main St. have Damage but people are safe. Thanks for your concern.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#13 Aug 23, 2011
So, mother nature did us a favor by bringing down some old claptrap buildings we should of brought down anyway. The rest was much ado about nothing, welcome to the world.
Culpeper Pupil

Culpeper, VA

#14 Aug 23, 2011
Culpeper is a very historic town each building here is a treasure in itself. I feel as if the town responded very well to the situation given.
But canceling the first day of school... oh well better safe then sorry

“bad luck or no luck”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#15 Aug 23, 2011
Earthquake Hysteria wrote:
All this for a little earthquake? How about some earthquake preparedness instead of mass hysteria. Yes there was some damage done but everything seems to be blown out of proportion. Evacuations for an earthquake? You don't evacuate while an earthquake is happening.
youve got to understand, lots of people around here have never been through a quake before. The closest therve ever been is watching the news from california or japan.
dodah

United States

#16 Aug 23, 2011
Earthquake Hysteria wrote:
All this for a little earthquake? How about some earthquake preparedness instead of mass hysteria. Yes there was some damage done but everything seems to be blown out of proportion. Evacuations for an earthquake? You don't evacuate while an earthquake is happening.
So you are invincible. I have been through a number of earth quakes in various parts of the country to include Virginia and California. And Yes a more significant one in California. But these are valid concerns being expressed here. Remember You too could be squashed much like a bug if you happened to be in the wrong place during an earth quake.

Just tell those who lost loved ones recently in Japan. And by the way while the magnitude of this was smaller than the big ones you must have experienced the energy in this quake was significant enough to spread hundreds of miles.

Don't underestimate mother nature.
Mow

Charlottesville, VA

#17 Aug 23, 2011
dodah wrote:
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So you are invincible. I have been through a number of earth quakes in various parts of the country to include Virginia and California. And Yes a more significant one in California. But these are valid concerns being expressed here. Remember You too could be squashed much like a bug if you happened to be in the wrong place during an earth quake.
Just tell those who lost loved ones recently in Japan. And by the way while the magnitude of this was smaller than the big ones you must have experienced the energy in this quake was significant enough to spread hundreds of miles.
Don't underestimate mother nature.
Update: We're not in Californica or Japan.
Bev Andersen

Santa Maria, CA

#18 Aug 23, 2011
My prayers are with all of you in Culpeper. It is our home away from home. God Bless! Take care of my daughter and grandsons.
Sean

Abuja, Nigeria

#19 Aug 24, 2011
i live in louisa county off shannon hill and my house was horribly wrecked. Everything breakable broke, the house shifted on the foundation, and the chimney broke of and came through the roof halfway into the kitchen. its uninhabitable. I hate how the media is reporting no major damage when i just lost my home.

what is worse is being out of the country unable to do anything. Im on the first flight home tho.
VA Resident

Warrenton, VA

#20 Aug 24, 2011
Mow wrote:
So, mother nature did us a favor by bringing down some old claptrap buildings we should of brought down anyway. The rest was much ado about nothing, welcome to the world.
Oh, it's you again. Always something positive to say 'ey? Much ado about nothing? What?? Buildings and homes are damaged. I live close to the epicenter and I can tell you it ain't about nothing, it's about something, an earthquake! While it wasn't severe, thank goodness, it could have been. Guess if we get hit with 130 miles winds from Hurricane Irene, you will say, oh it's no big deal. When it effects you personally you will think differently.

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