Earthquake preparedness meeting to be held in Point Richmond in wake of Napa County temblor

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In the wake of the destructive 6.0 earthquake near American Canyon, a public meeting will be held in Point Richmond to discuss the lessons learned.

In the wake of the destructive 6.0 earthquake near American Canyon on Aug. 24, a public meeting will be held in Point Richmond Oct. 14 to discuss the lessons learned from the temblor.

The free public event, called “Lessons Learned from the Napa Earthquake,” will run from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Point Richmond Community Center at 139 Washington Ave.

The Napa quake was followed by 42 aftershocks within a few days, according to the USGS. Eighty-seven people went to the hospital after the quake, three in critical condition. One person died from injuries suffered during the quake.

The quake also caused 6 significant fires, including to four mobile homes at Napa Valley Mobile Home Park. More than 100 water mains broke, the Napa Valley Register reported. PG&E said 70,000 customers lost power, reported 20 gas distribution ruptures and several hundred gas odor calls were received by residents.

“Lessons Learned from the Napa Earthquake” will be led by Steven Frew, the security & emergency preparedness manager at East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD), and Ron DeLucchi, PG&E safety demo team member.

For further information, contact Karen Fenton, Marina Bay CERT, (510) 701-7443 or kfenton@pacbell.net

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