Napa Earthquake: Damage Assessment Won’t Come Easy
|By David DeBolt, Contra Costa Times|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
They aren't finding a quick answer.
The estimates, by some accounts, could be in the hundreds of millions. But local, state and federal officials meeting Tuesday to tally up the damage left behind from Sunday's earthquake faced obstacles to getting a clear dollar figure,
Some buildings, including the
Half of the region's wineries responding to a survey reported total damages estimated at
"It's one thing to know if you have damage; it's another thing to know the estimate," Luce said. "Most people are still picking up the glass. I don't want to venture a guess 'cause I'll be eating my words."
In the coming days,
"They keep opening up,"
Meanwhile, more earth shaking returned to the region Tuesday morning -- a magnitude-3.9 jolt at
The number of those injured rose by one to 209. A woman hit in the head by debris during the earthquake but who did not go to the hospital suffered a seizure Monday evening and underwent surgery, according to city officials.
Officials closed lanes on Highways 29 and 37 on Tuesday to repair damage exacerbated by the aftershocks.
Crews were working in both
After two days of canceled classes,
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