The Napa Earthquake has left dozens of residents homeless

Some Napa residents are seeking shelter at the Red Cross shelter or with relatives after the quake destroyed their homes.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Napa city officials say the debris scooped up since this earthquake weighs in at 2.6 million pounds and counting.

That debris is made up of broken picture frames, crumbled fireplaces and pieces of people's homes and even though this is a hard time for those people, Napa is coming together to make sure they have somewhere to go.

Angela Larson and her boyfriend are now without a place to call home after Sunday's earthquake severely damaged their house on Georgia Street,the place they lived for the past three years.

It's now red-tagged after suffering some major damage from the earthquake.

They're moving things out, even though red tagged homes are considered dangerous, and should not be entered.

"You know I appreciate the tourists and the wine industry more than anybody, but the regular people that make this town," Larson said.

Larson is staying with family now.
While others in the same boat are hunkering down in motels and at the Red Cross emergency shelter.

"The number has gone up," said Red Cross communications specialist, Pooja Trivedi. "That may just be because they city has been going through and doing their checks. but some families are realizing they may not have water."

Thirty-six people stayed Wednesday night and 90 have been housed in both Napa and Vallejo since Sunday.

The shelter provides cots, food, showers and computers.

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