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Solano lends a hand in earthquake’s aftermath

Napa Earthquake Relief

Kroc Center employees and volunteers assemble hoagie sandwiches, Monday, to provide relief for the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit the Napa Valley early Sunday Morning. (Robinson Kuntz/Daily Republic)

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August 27, 2014 |

SUISUN CITY — Fairfield resident Debbie Shott came to the Kroc Center on Monday morning to use the therapy pool – and ended up preparing lunches for Napa earthquake victims.

“Because I’m grateful,” Shott said. “I’m grateful my mobile home is still on its jacks. I’m grateful my friends in Napa aren’t hurt. I can do something.”

The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Suisun City is the hub of The Salvation Army’s efforts to feed hundreds of quake victims and emergency responders who worked long hours. Monday’s breakfast for 300 people included pancakes, sausages and eggs. Monday’s lunch for 500 people included Hoagie sandwiches, apples and potato salad.

Food was handed out in Napa at four locations from food trucks, such as at a hard-hit mobile home park and the earthquake evacuation center.

“We have a steady stream of people who are coming and needing help, especially at the trailer parks that sustained significant damage,” said Capt. Jonathan Harvey of the Kroc Center.

The food relief effort began within hours of the magnitude 6.0 earthquake with an epicenter 5 miles southwest of Napa, along San Pablo Bay. It initially included Vallejo, but by Monday focused only on Napa.

Kiane Reyes, events manager for the Kroc Center, helped prepare the breakfast along with six other people. Work started at 3:30 a.m. Monday. She and The Salvation Army are willing to keep up the effort.

“As long as they need us,” Reyes said. “We really don’t know. We’ve done fires before, they’re over in a day, maybe two. As long as they need us, we have to.”

The Salvation Army has had help from probably 100 volunteers, Harvey said. People who want to volunteer can call Kroc Center volunteer coordinator Stephanie Bragdon at 439-7882.

It also needs money to help earthquake victims with short-term and long-term recovery, a Salvation Army press release said. To give, go to www.gosalarmy.org or call 800-725-2769 and designate “Napa Earthquake.” Donation  designated “Napa Earthquake” can be sent by mail to The Salvation Army, P.O. Box 348000, Sacramento, CA 95834.

The city of Fairfield is helping out Napa, as well. The city on Monday sent a four-person and five-person crew to the city to help repair broken water lines, as well as such equipment at a backhoe and vacuum excavation truck.

The two crews will each work 12-hour shifts, combining to work around the clock, Fairfield Public Works Director George Hicks said. A crew can probably repair one to two breaks a day, he said. The crews will probably stay about a week.

Napa received the greatest amount of force from the quake and  experienced shaking in the “very strong” to “severe” range, according to an intensity map released by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Still, Vallejo in Solano County had shaking in the “strong” range and suffered much damage. Vallejo is 9 miles southeast of the earthquake epicenter.

Inspection crews in the aftermath of the earthquake started deciding if buildings should be red-tagged for no use, yellow-tagged for partial use or green-tagged for full use. The city asked for five engineers and 10 building inspectors from the Solano County Office of Emergency Services, a Vallejo press release said.

As of 2:30 p.m. Monday, inspectors had red-tagged 10 buildings, including the Post Office at 485 Santa Clara St. They yellow-tagged 34 buildings. The city had restored water to residents affected by 13 water main breaks from Sunday and had identified eight additional water main breaks Monday. Some Mare Island businesses didn’t have water due to internal damage.

Georgia Street as of noon Monday remained closed from Sonoma Boulevard to Marin Street and Nimitz Avenue on Mare Island remained closed from Seventh Street to Bagley Street.

The state released a traffic alert at 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon for Highway 29 between Florida and Carolina streets. The northbound and southbound lanes closed for structure inspections of a damaged church bell tower. The closure lasted nearly seven and a half hours.

Vallejo asked that residents with nonemergency questions about infrastructure or property damage contact the Emergency Operation Center at Earthquake2014@ci.vallejo.ca.us or 648-4423.

City officials announced Monday afternoon that 49 people were treated at local hospitals and that two people were admitted.

Solano County announced Monday that its Health and Social Services buildings at 355 and 365 Tuolumne St. had been yellow-tagged and temporarily closed. Family Health Services, WIC Nutrition Services, Mental Health Services and Employment and Eligibility are among the county programs housed at these locations.

The county intended to contact clients with appointments for rescheduling or to have them go to Fairfield Health and Social Services offices. For updates on 355 and 365 Tuolumne St., go to www.solanocounty.com or call 784-8400.

The U.S. Geological Survey called the earthquake the South Napa Earthquake. The earthquake took place between two major fault systems, the Hayward-Rodgers Creek system and the Concord-Green Valley fault system, according the other agency.

The northern end of the Concord-Green Valley fault runs through southern Fairfield. The U.S. Geological Survey said there is a 6 percent chance this fault could generate a quake as large as magnitude 6.7 by 2030 – a quake that would be far bigger than the South Napa quake.

Reach Barry Eberling at 427-6929 or beberling@dailyrepublic.net. Follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/beberlingdr.

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • FredAugust 25, 2014 - 9:29 pm

    Way to go Public Works...High Five from Me...Sometimes it's more than just Police & Fire....

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  • Rick WoodAugust 26, 2014 - 1:16 am

    Good, information-rich article. And from a reporter who could have spent the day cleaning up his own Napa home! Thanks, Barry. We're glad you and yours are OK.

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