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:
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 Center: 707-252-6222
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.
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.