Bay Area LIFE: How one community is preparing for the next big quake

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It's been 2 years since a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked wine country, and while some have recovered, others continue to rebuild. (KGO)

It's been 2 years since a magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked wine country, and while some have recovered, others continue to rebuild.

August 24, 2014 was a wakeup call for wine country, and while scientists considered the tremor along the South Napa fault to be moderate, there were many damaging effects.

The California Earthquake Authority estimates that when the earthquake struck Napa, only about six percent of the homes were covered by an earthquake insurance policy, so those who suffered serious damage to their homes, were left to deal with it on their own.

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Retired neurosurgeon Jeff Yablon is still in the process of rebuilding, remodeling and retrofitting his historic Napa home. At the time the South Napa quake hit, his home slid nearly two inches off its foundation. In this case, Dr. Yablon has been able to benefit from the earthquake policy he put in place when he first purchased the home.

ABC7 has partnered with the California Earthquake Authority, or CEA, one of the world's largest providers of residential earthquake insurance, to help keep your family safe. The CEA encourages California homeowners and renters to reduce their risk of earthquake damage and loss through education, mitigation, and insurance policies to help repair and rebuild damaged homes, and replace valuables and personal belongings. The CEA is not for profit, privately funded, publicly managed and not tied to the state budget.

For more information visit, click here. To learn how the California Earthquake Authority can help you protect your home, click here.

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