Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Community Disaster Relief Fund
Napa Valley Vintners to donate $10 million to Community Disaster Relief Fund for Local Residents and Businesses
Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services have three canteens stationed at various locations in the city of Napa, including the evacuation center at Crosswalk Community Church, 2590 First St. and two mobile home parks -- 4421 Solano Ave. and 1040 Orchard Ave.
More than 800 meals were served Monday during breakfast and lunch, and dinner service is also scheduled at all sites, the Salvation Army reported.
To donate to support disaster relief activities, visit www.gosalarmy.org or call 800-725-2769 and designate “Napa Earthquake.” You may also text IGIVE to 80888 to donate $10 to The Salvation Army.
Donations by mail may be designated “Napa Earthquake” and sent to: The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 348000, Sacramento, CA 95834.
To donate to the Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/ca/napa/ways-to-donate (donations to the local chapter will keep the donations local)
UPDATED Monday, Sept 15, 2014
Structural Assessment & List of Approved Engineers
Structures that have experienced major damage and are deemed unsafe to enter based on the initial assessment will receive a red tag. In buildings where there are potential safety concerns that could be remedied by clean-up (e.g. broken windows and debris), a yellow tag will be issued allowing restricted access. The focus of the resources will be to identify the safety concerns.
If you have concerns for the safety of your building and have not received a red tag or yellow tag or the damage is not obvious from the outside, please call 707-258-7829.
Here is what to do if your property has been yellow tagged:
- A yellow tag means “cautionary.”
- Residents may continue to live in their homes. Commercial properties may be accessed for clean-up and repair of the buildings. Once the work is complete, the City should be contacted on the hotline at 707-258-7829 for a re-inspection so that the yellow tag can be removed. Commercial buildings may not be opened to the public until the yellow tag is removed.
If your building has been red tagged:
- A red tag means the building structure has been damaged and is not safe to enter. Please do not enter your building.
- You must hire a qualified, licensed engineer to inspect the property and prepare a written assessment. The City has posted a list of qualified engineers from the region on its website at www.cityofnapa.org, or you may already have one to work with.
- If the report indicates the building is safe to access and occupy, the City will release the red tag and issue a yellow tag, and then you must follow the steps described above for a yellow tag.
- If the report indicates the building is not safe to access and occupy, the report will include recommendations for structural modifications. The Chief Building Official will work with the owner on the best course of action.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
When you see or experience a sewage backup, report it to Napa Sanitation District (NSD) at (707) 258-6000, ext. 9. NSD crews will contact you via phone and try and respond within 30 minutes, locate the blockage and determine if it is the public sewer. If it is, the crew will remove the blockage and end the sewage overflow. During emergencies, the response time may be greater and calls will be prioritized. It is important to stop using water within the building until NSD has responded to the call.