California) The Napa County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution
today to begin the process to request Federal and State aid following the 6.0
magnitude earthquake that occurred on August 24, 2014. Declaration of a Federal
emergency is necessary for Napa County to be potentially eligible for federal
assistance programs. As part of this action, the Board of Supervisors
requested a Presidential Declaration of a “major disaster,” for Napa County and
its local governments and that the President make all relevant assistance
programs available to the County, cities, residents and businesses.
from the California Office of Emergency Services and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency are expected in Napa early next week to begin the preliminary
damage assessment required to verify the need for Federal resources.
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. Using the HAZUS earthquake loss
estimation model, the initial estimate totals $362.4 million in building,
infrastructure and economic losses.
survey results show that over 120 businesses in the wine and agriculture
industry sustained damages totaling $48 million dollars. This figure is
expected to increase as additional information is submitted and does not
included losses a result of business interruption, lost tourism or lost
inventory. Hotels in the County are starting to calculate losses.
Four hotels were required to close and dozens have reported room cancellations
and have had to shut down some rooms.
the hospitality industry did experience significant impacts, it has largely
recovered and is open for business. We welcome and encourage visitors to the
world renowned Napa Valley,” says Mark Luce, Chairman of the Napa County Board
Additional information will be provided as it becomes
available. Visit www.countyofnapa.org
for more information.