Napa Residents Survey Damage

Napa Residents Survey Damage

Residents and business workers are assessing damage after Sunday's 6.1 quake near Napa.

Residents and business workers are assessing damage after Sunday's 6.1 quake near the Napa Valley region. It struck just after 3 am on Sunday morning; injuring over 170 people, including a young child who was last listed in critical condition.  Officials say the number of injuries would have been a lot worse if the  quake happened in the day time when more people would have been outside, where  parts of several businesses have fallen.

Several businesses are boarded up while others suffered more damage from the quake; windows have shattered, and bricks have fallen at some locations in downtown Napa.  The Napa County Historical Society building, the second oldest in the county, experienced extensive damage as well.  Bricks as heavy as 100 pounds fell from the roof from the quake. 

Major clean-up efforts are expected to begin in a couple of days, as there's a 50% chance of aftershocks Monday morning. The earthquake is the largest to shake the Bay Area since 1989.



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