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SF Mayor Ed Lee tours earthquake damage in Napa

The leader of a city hall too familiar with earthquakes toured the damage in Napa Tuesday morning. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee also offered to help.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The leader of a city hall too familiar with earthquakes toured the damage in Napa Tuesday morning. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee also offered to help.

Lee, Napa's mayor, and others were walked around so they could see the damage for themselves. Because seeing it on TV and in pictures are one thing. Seeing it in person is totally different. It was a jaw dropping sight to be sure.

"I just want to express my support to all the residents and certainly to people working around the clock," Lee said.

Beyond that, the mayor is hoping his constituents will pitch in; namely, corporate citizens. He says Napa and San Francisco are tightly linked by tourism.

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"I'm going to ask volunteers, ask for donations, ask for corporate citizens to be generous in their time and resources to help people of Napa, Vallejo, and Sonoma," he said.

Not far from the downtown tour, at Craigie Court and Westview Dr., 15-year-old Regina Muth talked about a big problem near her house.

"When the earthquake happened it kind of was more raised but it was denting a little bit," she said. "And then yesterday, I think around 5:30, there was a big hole, like caved in completely."

A broken water main, not only creating a sinkhole in the street, but leaving neighbors high and dry with no water since Sunday.



"It's not to bad since we go camping a lot," Muth said. "We have a pool in our backyard, so we use that to flush the toilets."

Neighbors tell me they expect water to be restored to them by Wednesday.

Another quake impact for Muth -- no school so far this week.
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