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Napa Earthquake - How you can help!

Our hearts and prayers go out to the residents and visitors of the Napa Valley as they face the challenges of this morning's earthquake, the worst in the Northern California area since 1989's Loma Prieta Earthquake hit the Bay Area.

Quickly here are the main numbers yo may need to help:

Phone numbers
Life threatening emergency: 911
City of Napa Police/Non-emergency: 707-257-9223
City of Napa Public Information Hotline: 707-258-7817
Red Cross: 707-257-2900
Volunteer Center707-252-6222
PG&E: 800-743-5000

  1. M 6.1 Earthquake
    6km NW of American Canyon, California
    2 hours ago – U.S. Geological Survey

    An earthquake with magnitude 6.1 occurred near American Canyon, CA at 10:20:44.00 UTC on Aug 24, 2014 ...

Here is what was just on the briefing a short while ago:

A reported 6.1 earthquake hit the North Bay around 3:20am today. It was centered between Napa and American Canyon. 
Status as of 9:30am:

INJURIES: 87 patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital. There are three major injury cases known at this time. 
Four mobile homes destroyed and two on fire on Orchard Avenue in north Napa.

STREET CLOSURES: First, Second and Third Streets are closed from Jefferson to Soscol and Main Street is closed from Third to Pearl due to damaged structures. The public should stay out of these areas. 

GAS LINES: PG&E crews are responding to approximately 50 reported gas leaks.

WATER SUPPLY: There are approximately 30 water main leaks. Both water treatment plants running, no damage. Some areas have no water due to main breaks and some areas no or low pressure. Water remains safe to drink. 

City crews are assessing infrastructure damage and damage to homes and other buildings. 
Historic Buildings damaged:
• Sam Kee Laundry
• Goodman Library
• Napa County Courthouse
Other buildings in the downtown area appear to be severely damaged. 

SHELTERS: The Red Cross evacuation center has been moved to the Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street. 
Drop boxes for debris will be placed at all public schools.
An update will be posted here immediately following each briefing for the Emergency operations staff of the City. The next briefing is at 10am.


Emergency Information      

When the City of Napa is experiencing an emergency situation, an Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be opened. If an EOC is opened, the latest information on the situation will be posted on the front page of the City of Napa website ( as soon as it is available. The City will also use local print and broadcast media, the Nixle system, the WARN system, soclal media (Facebook and Twitter) and other methods to get information out quickly to a wide audience. See the links below for other sources of information.

City of Napa Hazard Mitigation Plan

Phone numbers
Life threatening emergency: 911
City of Napa Police/Non-emergency: 257-9223
City of Napa Public Information Hotline: 258-7817
Red Cross: 257-2900
Volunteer Center252-6222
PG&E: 800-743-5000
Napa Valley Unified School District253-3715
Storm and Flood Links
Citizens Guide to Flooding and Flood Recovery (pdf) 
Watches and warnings 
River and creek levels
Weather forecast 
Rainfall totals 
Weather radar 
Street closures during floods
Where to get sandbags 
During the storm 
Water supply and utility issues 

Road Closures
Bay Area
Napa County Road Closures
Earthquake Links
USGS Earthquake center 

Other sources of information
Napa TV Cable Channels 27 & 28
Napa Valley Register
1440 AM KVON Radio/Napa
99.3 FM KVYN Radio/St. Helena
740 AM KCBS Radio/San Francisco
KGO TV & Radio/San Francisco
KPIX TV Doppler Radar preparedness info
California Office of Emergency Services

Here is great detail and coverage from the area NBC TV Station

Many years ago when we lived in this area, the Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Churches, Citizens and Red Cross were all first on the scenes to help in any disaster. Please contact your favorite organization to see how you can help. Thank you.

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