The cost of the damage from the magnitude-6.0 earthquake in Napa is continuing to rise. Steve Stangland with Napa County Public Works says the damage he’s finding isn’t from that quake, but from its aftershocks.
Last month’s earthquake in California’s wine country has residents marveling at the sight and sound of water running in some local creeks again.
The damage estimate from Sunday’s temblor is at $300 million and expected to rise as more than 800 homes and business have to be inspected.
Lodi Vintners bottles for local wine makers, but it also makes several gallons of wine for multiple Napa wineries. Owner and vice president of operations, Tyson Rippey, lives in Napa and has another family winery there. Rippey said the earthquake damage to Napa’s wineries is bad. His family’s winery was spared, but a Sonoma storage facility lost wine after tanks leaked.
As of Tuesday night, there were 107 water line breaks and 10 sinkholes across the city, leaving 400 customers without water, possibly for the rest of the week.
Following the 6.0-magnitude earthquake near Napa, CHP officers visually inspected roadways and bridges and found the following locations suffered some roadway damage.
That’s because while the Napa earthquake alleviated pressure on one fault line, it may have added pressure to others nearby, including the Berryessa Fault which runs directory under the Berryessa Dam.
A Napa homeowner and retired firefighter was standing in his living room when the magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit early Sunday morning, hurling him against furniture.
He specializes in retrofitting buildings to withstand large earthquakes. He says a lot of the damage done in Napa was from ornamental facades on the older buildings that fell off during the shaking.
Residents along Garden Highway that CBS13 spoke to on Monday say they’re concerned about whether or not the levee will hold during an earthquake like the magnitude-6.0 that shook Napa.
While tours were canceled following the quake, winery managers at Artesa say they were surprised how little damage they suffered compared to other wineries.
Businesses in California’s wine capital are mopping up thousands of dollars in high-end vintages and sweeping glass from ghostly downtown streets that officials hope will soon bustle again with tourists following the San Francisco Bay Area’s strongest earthquake in 25 years.