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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON  AUGUST  24, 2014

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Contact(s):
Molly Rattigan
Emergency Public Information Officer
(707) 299-1554
molly.rattigan@countyofnapa.org
County Executive Office
www.countyofnapa.org

1195 Third Street
Napa, CA 94558

Nancy Watt
County Executive Officer

Local Emergency Declared for Napa County

Earthquake

 

(NAPA, California) Napa County’s Emergency Services Manager, Kerry John Whitney has declared a local emergency for Napa County due to the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred at 3:24 AM, northwest of the City of American Canyon. The County Board of Supervisors has set an emergency meeting at 10:00 AM at the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, 1535 Airport Boulevard in Napa, to ratify and continue the emergency declaration. The County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is working to assess the situation throughout the County.

“The health and safety of Napa County residents and visitors is our top priority. Staff is working diligently to provide necessary services to those affected by the earthquake and subsequent damages,” says Mark Luce, Chairman of the Napa County Board of Supervisors.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to stay off the roads and utilize phones for emergency purposes only.  Use of 911 and local emergency rooms should be restricted to life threatening emergencies only.  The County Fire Department has responded to dozens earthquake related incidents and has received 10 additional CAL FIRE engines to assist with earthquake and aftershock related calls. The United States Geological Survey has advised that the Napa Valley may experience aftershocks for up to a week.  Emergency officials are urging residents to ensure they have an emergency plan in place and do “drop, cover and hold on” during an aftershock.

PG&E has reported that 29,000 customers have experienced power outages.  Crews are working on restoring power and responding to reported gas leaks. Customers that smell gas or hear a blowing or hissing noise should open windows, evacuate the building immediately, turn off gas if possible and call PG & E at 1-800-743-5000.

There are no confirmed fatalities and local hospitals are providing medical services as needed. Information will be provided as it becomes available.  Visit www.countyofnapa.org for more information. To receive automatic updates, please register at http://local.nixle.com/city/ca/napa. 

 

Phone Numbers

Life Threatening Emergency- 911

Napa County Sheriff and City of Napa Police/Non-Emergency- 257-9223

Napa County Fire/Cal-Fire-967-4207

PG & E- 1-800-743-5000

Red Cross-257-2900

Volunteer Center- 252-6222

Napa Valley Unified School District- 253-3715


The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment.

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