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Nancy Watt - County Executive Officer
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON  AUGUST  27, 2014

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Molly Rattigan
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(707) 299-1554
molly.rattigan@countyofnapa.org
County Executive Office


1195 Third Street
Napa, CA 94558

Molly Rattigan
County Executive Officer

Napa County to Request a Federal Emergency Declaration


 

(NAPA, California)  The Napa County Board of Supervisors will convene a special meeting on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:00PM to request a Federal Emergency Declaration and receive initial damage estimates following the 6.0 magnitude earthquake that occurred on August 24, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Napa County Transportation and Planning Agency located at 625 Burnell Street in Napa.  Declaration of a Federal emergency is necessary for Napa County to be potentially eligible for federal assistance programs. 

Staff in the Emergency Operations Center continues to work on assessing damage to public facilities and infrastructure as well as privately owned homes and facilities in the unincorporated areas.  Inspectors have completed 108 inspections to date.  Of these, 16 were red-tagged and 21 were yellow tagged.  The County continues to respond to requests for inspection and is compiling information on damages sustained countywide.

 “We are doing what’s necessary to apply for federal assistance. This will help some in need but will only be part of what is needed. We are looking for both government and non-government support to aid in our recovery,” says Mark Luce, Chairman of the Napa County Board of Supervisors.


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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