City of Napa CURRENT STATUS 9:30am Tue Aug 26, 2014
Following the 6.1 earthquake that hit the North Bay at 3:20am Sunday, August 24, the City of Napa declared a local emergency at 7:59am Sunday. The Governor also declared a state of emergency. The City is now moving into the recovery phase and remains focused on providing for public safety, restoring services, and assessing damage.
Status as of 9:30am:
HIGHWAY 29 LANE CLOSURE: The CHP is closing the southbound #1 lane of Hwy 29 at the approach to the Butler Bridge (Southern Crossing) for additional inspection and possible repairs to the approach. There is some settlement of the soil in the approach area that needs to be addressed but there is no damage to the bridge itself detected. Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes (Imola Avenue to SB 221) to avoid delays. The length of the lane closure is undetermined.
INJURIES: A total of 209 patients have been treated at Queen of the Valley Hospital with 18 admitted. Most injuries are orthopedic. One new patient sought treatment on Monday Aug 25. There have been no fatalities related to the earthquake.
WATER SUPPLY: The total of water line breaks that need repair remains estimated at 90 as of 9:30am today. More than thirty repair sites are active at this. 10 crews are working on water line repairs round-the-clock and all will be completed as soon as possible. If you lost water service completely for any period of time after the earthquake, the City of Napa advises you to use one of these three options:
• Use bottled water for drinking and cooking
• Boil tap water for one full minute before use for drinking or cooking
• Use water for drinking and cooking from one of the water stations set up by the City, on Pearl Street one block west of Main, or at the Las Flores Center on Linda Vista Avenue
Once all the broken water lines are repaired and City water has been restored and tested, the City will rescind this advisory notice and post a note on your door that your water service is restored. This message provided by the City of Napa (System No. 2810003) in collaboration with the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water.
All tap water remains safe for bathing and other household uses. If you water appears cloudy but you did not lose service, let the tap run until the sediment clears.
Call 707-257-9544 with water questions. The Water Division is staffing phones 24 hours a day while repairs are made.
GAS AND ELECTRIC: PG&E reports that electric and gas service has been restored to all Napa customers. No gas leaks are currently known to be in need of repair. Any resident or business owner with concerns may call 1-800-743-5002 for a courtesey check from PG&E.
DEBRIS DISPOSAL: Drop boxes for earthquake debris are being removed from all school sites in the City. Please do not take debris to school sites from this point forward. Drop boxes will remain available at Klamath Park, Las Flores Center, Century Oaks Park, Fairview Park and Parking Lot Location G North at Corner of Pearl and Coombs for residents and business doing cleanup. Additional debris disposal sites are being added at the vacant lots at these locations: the southeast corner of Shoreline Drive and Stonehouse, Third Street between Soscol Avenue and the railroad tracks, and the southwest corner of Partrick Road and Browns Valley Road.
STREETS: The closure of streets in downtown Napa will continue until barricades and/or fencing is in place to protect the public from potential danger from damaged structures. Closed streets including First, Second and Third from Seminary to Soscol and Main Street from Third to Clinton Streets due to damaged structures. The public should stay out of these dangerous areas. No other streets are closed in these areas at this time. The switch to two-way streets on First and Second downtown is postponed until further notice. Cracks in Buhman Avenue área are under repair on Twin Oaks Drive, WhiteCliff Circle, Meadowbrook Drive, and Sandybrook Lane.
STRUCTURES DAMAGED: As of 5pm Monday, 70 buildings in the City are now on the red-tag list. A red tag means the structure is uninhabitable due to damage from the quake. The yellow tagged list (caution required) is approaching 200. There are 60 building inspectors now at work evaluating structures. If you believe you have significant structural damage a City inspector should come by your property to inspect for safety concerns call 707-258-7829 and follow the instructions.
BRIDGES: All City bridges have been inspected and the new Coombs Street pedestrian bridge has a damaged anchorage has some damage and that bridge has been closed for repairs as a precaution. All other bridges are safe and remain in use.
SHELTERS: The Red Cross evacuation center remains in operation at the Crosswalk Community Church on First Street west of Highway 29. Eight (8) people spent Sunday night in the shelter and 18 used the shelter Monday night.
SCHOOL CLOSURES: All Napa Valley Unified School District campuses are closed on Tuesday Aug. 26. Napa Valley College and other schools are open for classes and activities.
CITY FACILITIES and PROGRAMS: The Senior Center is closed and red-tagged and will be closed until further notice. The Community Services Building is closed and counter services will not be available on Tues Aug 26 as all staff are at work in the field. The City’s parking garages have been inspected and are open. All other City offices and facilties are open. The City has opened a youth drop-in program for school age children offering free sports activities youth drop at the Las Flores Center, 4300 Linda Vista, from 9am to 3pm. The Kennedy Park Master Plan meeting and the Justin Siena Solano Square scoping meeting, both scheduled for Tues Aug 26, have been cancelled and will be rescheduled.
PUBLIC INFORMATION: The City’s Public Information hotline is 707-258-7817. Regular status reports are posted at cityofnapa.org.
City of Napa CURRENT STATUS 9:30am Tue Aug 26, 2014