VIDEO: Napa Estimates Earthquake Damage at $300 Million

By Candice Naranjo

Wed Aug 27th, 2014 12:53pm America/Los_Angeles

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NAPA — Napa officials said this morning the initial estimate of damage from Sunday’s 6.0-magnitude earthquake to privately owned homes and commercial properties in the city is $300 million.

The figure does not include damage to public buildings, infrastructure, loss of business inventories or general economic losses and city officials said they do not know how much of the damage will be eligible for reimbursement from government or other sources.

The Napa Valley Vintners trade association has not released any estimate of damage sustained by its 500 member wineries in the region, but the group is holding a news conference at 2 p.m. today.

PG&E has restored gas and electric service to all Napa customers, but the city has experienced an overflow problem from residents depositing debris at schools in the city.

The drop boxes at schools have been removed and the city has established primary debris drop-off sites at Fire Station 5′s future location at the southwest corner of First and Laurel streets, the Las Flores Community Center at 4300 Linda Vista Ave., and the vacant lot on the north side of Third Street at the intersection of Burnell Street east of the railroad
tracks.

Secondary drop-off sites are at Klamath, Century Oaks and Fairview parks and at Parking Lot G on the southwest corner of Pearl and Main streets.

There are 113 red-tagged and about 500 yellow-tagged structures in the city and the new Coombs Street pedestrian bridge has a damaged anchorage and has been closed as a precaution.

The damaged Tallgrass Bridge also is closed and foot and vehicle traffic to the Hidden Hills neighborhood should use the Sandybrook Bridge at Meadowbrook Drive.

The number of people staying at the American Red Cross evacuation center at the Crosswalk Community Church has grown since the earthquake from eight on Sunday night to 18 on Monday and 23 on Tuesday nights. The Salvation Army served 1,800 meals to residents on Tuesday.

The Napa Senior Center remains closed but the nutrition program is resuming today outside on the bocce courts.

The Second Street parking garage is still inaccessible, but other parking garages have been inspected and are open.

The Community Services Building is closed and counter service will not be available today. All other city offices and facilities are open.

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