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Posted: 08/24/2014 6:15 AM

Roscoe and other Napaites... 


How you doing post shake?
Here's a toast with one last pour, may it last forever plus a minute more;
May fortune sing you her sweet song; to live and love way past long
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Posted: 08/24/2014 7:50 AM

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hope Roscoe and vragazzi (and all others in Napa area) are OK.
Eric

"And now my friend, the first-a rule of Italian driving.  What's-a behind me is not important."
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Posted: 08/24/2014 8:19 AM

Quake 


I'm near Kenwood and about 30 miles from the epicenter. Rudely awoken this morning at about 3:20ish.

Biggest quake I have felt in many years. A few things knocked over but no real damage. Much different in Napa. Fires, buildings damaged, roads cracked and closed. Tons of stuff flew off store shelves, etc.

I have been in CA all my life and have been through many quakes. One thing is different if it hits in the  middle of the night. During the daytime you can process the possible strength of the quake quicker and react accordingly. In a deep sleep you know what is going on for sure but you react a little slower. 

Hope all who were closer are OK.

Si vis pacem, para bellum.

Last edited 08/24/2014 8:20 AM by brix24

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Posted: 08/24/2014 8:20 AM

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And bear dad.
Hope all are ok. I have 19 relatives there. My family from Napa. All ok but many items broken and on floors.
Thank ya, thank ya kindly
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Posted: 08/24/2014 8:42 AM

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Thanks for your kind thoughts. All in all, we are OK. Much stronger hit than Loma Prieta. Felt longer too.

House was newly built when Loma Prieta hit. Our home appears undamaged. Lots some decorative stuff and only a couple bottles of wine broken.

Will know about the water system our house shares with the vineyard when the power comes back. Big area w/o power, but not many people. A number of folks nearby have generators. So some lights on over night.

We are about 15 miles from Napa's First & Main. But I will stay out of the way for now. I think that several of the historic buildings near there have been damaged, severely.

We have not heard from our son who lives 2 miles west of downtown in a newish condo, but I am confident he is OK.

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Posted: 08/24/2014 1:06 PM

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Yountville was hit pretty hard. It seems that those few additional miles away from the epicenter were invaluable for us.

Many wineries store their barrels in specialized warehouses. There has been damage at most all of them.

Ouch. I suspect the final toll of property damage will be substantial.

Feeling fortunate.

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Posted: 08/24/2014 1:39 PM

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I have been through huge quakes in Chile and strong ones in Japan and Guam.  Never anything like that this morning.  Violent crashing, LOUD, stuff flying everywhere.  Quick and violent when it is right under you.  We are about 3-4 miles SW of old town Napa.  The scenes on TV of the buckled roads are 2 blocks away.  1000's in damage to crystal, dishes, pictures, ceramics, etc.  Amazingly not a crack in the foundation,or a house wall or the fireplace.  Fireplace totally down across the street and 2 houses to the left.  Got out of bed when the crashing stopped and the floor though out the house was covered in debris and broken glass, finally found a flashlight and Good Grief!  Been sweeping glass and broken crap since 3:30 am.  Filled two garbage cans and several other barrels awaiting Thursday's pickup.

This desk PC was off the computer desk laying upside down on the floor.  When the power came on an hour ago, I turned it on, all works fine  Several flat screen TVs wrecked.  What a day, I'm 73 and tired.  I think I'll watch the A's and have a single malt and a store bought pull apart pre-cooked chicken from Safeway for dinner.  We are uninjured and really OK considering.   Life is good, it just has some really ****** moments.   .

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Posted: 08/24/2014 2:09 PM

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Glad yer Ok.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 2:59 PM

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You are right about the noise. I lived in Palo Alto when the Loma Prieta hit. I had the front door open and was vacuuming some tracked in dirt from gardening. I heard the quake BEFORE it hit even with the vacuum on.

It has to be damn loud to do that.

Sorry for your losses but glad you are OK.

Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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Posted: 08/24/2014 3:20 PM

Quakes are a unique experience 


Our sympathy to all in the EQ zone.  We lived, and still live, about a mile or so from the epicenter of the Northridge EQ.  Felt like our house was on a trampoline.  We were mostly lucky.  Some structural damage to the house; but very little loss in terms of broken crystal and the like.  Oh, and the two-foot tsunami that rose out of our swimming pool, crashing up against the french doors.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 4:16 PM

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Glad everyone is OK. 

Things have been very quiet for the last 25 years, haven't they?  I remember a lot of good shakes in the 70s and 80s.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 5:25 PM

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I too am glad to hear you are okay.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 5:47 PM

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BearDadCardFan wrote: I have been through huge quakes in Chile and strong ones in Japan and Guam.  Never anything like that this morning.  Violent crashing, LOUD, stuff flying everywhere.  Quick and violent when it is right under you.  We are about 3-4 miles SW of old town Napa.  The scenes on TV of the buckled roads are 2 blocks away.  1000's in damage to crystal, dishes, pictures, ceramics, etc.  Amazingly not a crack in the foundation,or a house wall or the fireplace.  Fireplace totally down across the street and 2 houses to the left.  Got out of bed when the crashing stopped and the floor though out the house was covered in debris and broken glass, finally found a flashlight and Good Grief!  Been sweeping glass and broken crap since 3:30 am.  Filled two garbage cans and several other barrels awaiting Thursday's pickup.

This desk PC was off the computer desk laying upside down on the floor.  When the power came on an hour ago, I turned it on, all works fine  Several flat screen TVs wrecked.  What a day, I'm 73 and tired.  I think I'll watch the A's and have a single malt and a store bought pull apart pre-cooked chicken from Safeway for dinner.  We are uninjured and really OK considering.   Life is good, it just has some really ****** moments.   .
Sorry you took a hit, glad nobody was injured. You and Roscoe were the first two I thought of when I heard. I wasn't sure who else lived in that area. Sounds like all Booties made it through OK minus some items that can be replaced.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 7:18 PM

apparently [Napa, Vallejo, Fairfield took the biggest hits 


roscoe hasn't yet checked in, but believe that though many of his clients were in Napa/wine country, he actually lived or had his practice further east in Davis or Vacaville

that said, the shock was real for many folks... in a broad area

 

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Posted: 08/24/2014 8:10 PM

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FrankO wrote:

roscoe hasn't yet checked in, but believe that though many of his clients were in Napa/wine country, he actually lived or had his practice further east in Davis or Vacaville

that said, the shock was real for many folks... in a broad area

 

I thought he was in Fairfield.  But Solano County, not Napa.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 8:48 PM

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Thanks for sharing.  

We will be doing an annual weeklong bike trip up in wine country, with friends from CT.  I wonder if you know of anything we might be able to contribute while there, or some organization/clearinghouse for connecting resources outside the immediate area with people willing to help with either time/sweat equity or money or both?
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Posted: 08/24/2014 9:48 PM

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mendicant98 wrote: Thanks for sharing.  

We will be doing an annual weeklong bike trip up in wine country, with friends from CT.  I wonder if you know of anything we might be able to contribute while there, or some organization/clearinghouse for connecting resources outside the immediate area with people willing to help with either time/sweat equity or money or both?
Really nice gesture. Don't know much about the local chapter, but served on the Board of the Salvation Army in Central NY. Really good org, with most of the $$s headed towards those in need.

http://www.timesheraldonline.com/breaking_news/ci_26398814/busy-day-after-earthquake-salvation-army-vallejo

There're offices in both Vallejo and Napa. The Napa site appears to be down at present. . . .
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Posted: 08/24/2014 9:50 PM

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FrankO wrote:

roscoe hasn't yet checked in, but believe that though many of his clients were in Napa/wine country, he actually lived or had his practice further east in Davis or Vacaville

I believe roscoe's office now is in downtown Napa. But I'm not certain.
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Posted: 08/24/2014 11:05 PM

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Yes, and I think he is living in Green Valley.
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Posted: 08/25/2014 7:43 AM

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His office is in downtown Napa, in a new building, fewer than ten years old. That should be OK.
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