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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Post Earthquake News from Napa

The August 24th earthquake that struck southern Napa Valley was all over the news for a few days with pictures of damage to homes, roads, wineries, and other businesses. What has happened in the weeks after?

Sep 5  Promoters of the popular BottleRock concerts in Napa announce a Sept 25th benefit show. Performers will be mostly local musicians.

Sep 8  One strange side-effect of the earthquake was water returned to dried up creeks--just in time to help with the drought.

Sep 9  Damage to the wine industry in Napa Valley estimated to exceed $80m.

Sep 10 First earthquake-related death to a woman who suffered a head injury.

Sep 12 Obama declares the earthquake a major disaster releasing federal money for repairs.

Sep 16 Napa Valley Rocks four day celebration from Sept 25th through Sept 28th announced. Dinners, concerts, a half-marathon on the schedule so far. All proceeds go to relief efforts. NapaValleyRocksWeekend

Sep 16 As of this date, sizable donations to earthquake relief have been made by: Napa Valley Vintners ($10m), the Oakland Raiders, Constellation Brands, Southern Wine & Spirits, E&J Gallo, and Bank of Marin. I may have missed some. There have been lots of individual donations to various local causes to help with quake recovery. Thank you!