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Earthquake status report as of 11:00am

Sunday August 24, 2014 11:00am 

An earthquake reported by the USGS as 6.0 on the Richter Scale hit the North Bay at 3:20am today. The epicenter of the South Napa Quake was centered between Napa and American Canyon. The City of Napa declared a local emergency at 7:59am and the Governor declared a state of emergency as well. 
Status as of 10:40am:
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. 
FIRES:  Four mobile homes were destroyed and two others are involved in an active fire on Orchard Avenue at the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park in north Napa. Two other fires in residential areas were extinguishsed by Napa fire crews. 
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. There are reports of buckled streets and sidewalks in the Browns Valley area and south toward Carneros. No streets are closed in these areas at this time. 
GAS LINES: PG&E crews are responding to approximately 50 reported gas leaks.
WATER SUPPLY: There are approximately 60 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. 
SHELTERS: The Red Cross evacuation center has been moved to the Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street. 

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. 
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 6pm.

 

 

 
Earthquake status report as of 9:30am

Sunday August 24, 2014 9:49am

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.

 
Earthquake status report as of 7am

Sunday August 24, 2014 7:08am

A reported 6.1 earthquake hit the North Bay around 3:20am today. It was centered between Napa and American Canyon.
Status as of 6:30am:
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. There are a dozen ambulances running with 10 more coming into service.
Four mobile homes destroyed and two on fire on Orchard Avenue in north Napa.
GAS LINES: Crews are responding to approximately 50 reported gas line breaks.
WATER MAINS: 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
At least two commercial buildings in the downtown area are also severely damaged.
SHELTERS: The Red Cross evacuation center has been set up in the Napa High School Gym.
Drop boxes for debris will be placed at all public schools.
The next briefing will be at 10am and an update will be posted here immediately afterward.

 
Damage widespread in Napa from quake

Sunday August 24, 2014 5:43am

Damage reports are coming in from many areas in Napa following this morning's earthquake. Unreinforced masonry buildings in downtown Napa suffered major damage including the historic courthouse and Goodman library. There are fires reported in north Napa, water line breaks in a variety of locations, and many broken windows and buildings with interior damage. There is no specific information on injuries at this time. 

 
Strong quake felt in Napa

Sunday August 24, 2014 4:11am

A reported 6.0 earthquake hit the North Bay around 3:20am today. It was centered between Napa and American Canyon and was felt as far as 90 miles away. As of this time, there are no reported injuries. Damage is being assessed now. More information will be provided as it becomes available. 

 
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