Almost 100 Buildings Uninhabitable After Quake

NAPA, Calif. (CBS13/AP) – UPDATE: CalOES officials announced that nearly 100 buildings had been deemed unsafe to enter.

Previous story below:

Officials in the city of Napa say 15 to 16 buildings are no longer inhabitable after Sunday’s magnitude-6.0 earthquake, and there is only limited access to numerous other structures.

Napa City Manager Mike Parness released the damage details at an afternoon news conference. Officials say they are still assessing buildings in the area.

At an afternoon press conference Sunday, CalOES announced that between 90 and 100 buildings had been “red tagged” — meaning they are no longer safe to go into.

Parness says the buildings to which only limited access is being granted mostly suffered broken windows.

The magnitude-6.0 earthquake that struck at 3:20 a.m. Sunday about 6 miles from the city of Napa ruptured water mains and gas lines, left two adults and a child critically injured, upended bottles and casks at some of Napa Valley’s famed wineries and sent residents running out of their homes.

The earthquake is the largest to shake the Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta quake in 1989.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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