Sunday August 24, 2014 1:08pm
An earthquake reported by the USGS as 6.1 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 1:00pm:
INJURIES: 120 patients have been treated or are being treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital. Three patients suffered critical injuries - 2 adults and 1 child.
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 extinguished 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. Old Sonoma Road is closed from Buhman Avenue to Congress Valley Road. No other streets are closed in these areas at this time.
STRUCTURES DAMAGED: 15 or 16 buildings in the City have been red-tagged as uninhabitable due to damage from the quake. One of these is the Napa Senior Center which will be closed until further notice. A list of these structures will be posted when available,
GAS LINES: PG&E crews are responding to approximately 100 reported gas leaks or odor of gas reports.
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. If needed the City will open water stations available to the public.
SHELTERS: The Red Cross evacuation center is open at the Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First Street. Pets can be sheltered at the Napa County Animal Shelter on Hartle Court.
SCHOOL CLOSURES: All Napa Valley Unified School District campuses will be closed on Monday Aug. 25. Justin Siena High School will also be closed.
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.