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live, from the cbs bay area studios. this is kpix5 news. homes detroyed, roads ripped up. more than 100 people hurt. the bay area is rocked bite biggest earthquake in 25 years. good evening, i'm alan martin. >> i'm elizabeth cook, live in downtown napa tonight. the area hardest hit by the quake. so much damage tonight some of wine country sraoe is -- is under a state of emergency. this is just a taste of what happened here. you can see the whole side of this building, it was brick t it came crumbling down, crushing the car, down the street, just about a block. trees were up rooted. breaking glass, chunks of concrete fell on to the ground.
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the 6.0 quake struck at 3:20 this morning, just west of american canyon and people across the bay area felt it even up in the sierra. at least one75 people were hurt. one of them is still in critical condition. a 13-year-old napa boy was taken to uc davis. in serious condition after a chimney fell on him. some of the victims did not even know what hit them. >> that was the main thing, i could not get my balance enough to get out of there i kept falling down. and the last time i fell down, something hit me right there. i don't know what hit me. trying to figure out what it was. could not figure out what it was. >> something fell off of the wall. >> yes. off of the wall. >> reporter: most of the injuries were cuts and bruises from falling objects and broken glass. tonight, here in napa county, as many as 100 homes have been red tagged. that means they are not safe to live in. all of that damage means a lot
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of people can not go home tonight. sharon chin is at a shelter where people can spend the night tonight, sharon? >> we were at crosswalk community church here on 1st street. 234 people registered for some kind of help from the red cross. that is 72 families, eight people are staying here overnight. >> reporter: michelle kidwell showed us of devastation that has not been touched her neighbor lives in this apartment. out of town. michelle suffered similar damage in her own home. >> it is torn up. the kitchen is distroeued. di-- destroyed. >> reporter: many of the 75 units here ravaged by the tumbler. >> everybody is starting to cleanup now and try to get out and get food and water. >> reporter: they don't feel safe at their apartment. they plan to sleep at the shelter at cross walk community
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church minutes away. >> got to go in and get a bag and all of that. it is so it could take 100 people overnight on the church shelter. providing food and mental health councilling, many came with stories of survival. the tv fell on my leg and then i had my jewelry box next to my bed. fell on my head. i got a knot on my head. >> i am covered in soot because my fireplace fell into my living room. i have damage to columns, my house shifted off of the foundation. >> reporter: she is staying at her home even though it is not inspected. like her, many quake victims came to the shelter for food since they have no water and electricity at home. >> what are we going to do during the night? sleep on the yard. >> reporter: the red cross says a lot of people are offering to help to bring in donations but they say the best thing do is make a financial contribution, that way people can go buy what they need, liz?
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>> yeah, absolutely a good reminder, worth repeating that. financial donations are always the best. all right, sharon, thank you. well, a lot of damage at the napa valley mobile home park this morning, a fire broke out as soon as the shaking stopped at that point, there s try to get out with no time to spare, it was up to neighbors to help each other out. >> we just kept saying you guys need to go. >> he approached me. i need your help had. i need your help. >> reporter: l tonight, it looks like a ruptured gas main started that fire. four homes damaged. six others -- or excuse me, four homes destroyed. six others damaged. some people injured from things falling on them inside of their mobile homes so, far, no life- threatening injuries. it is not just napa that sustained the damages, christian what can you tell us
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what is happening there? >> yeah, we know 41 buildings were hit tonight or this morning and $5 million worth of damage on georgia street right here, downtown, still shutdown as maintenance crews try to figure out what buildings are safe and what are not. >> reporter: the earthquake damaged dozens of structures. most visibly this one. hundreds of bricks, rattled loose from old buildings and lay scattered, surrounded by caution tape. security guards told us they feared these buildings could collapse and give way at any moment. >> i was scared out of my wits, yes. even though i have been in california my whole life. scared, she told us, because of the damage that the quake did to her church. it brought down bricks near the belltower. inside another wall was partially cracked and plaster was sprinkled throughout. sunday service went on any way. >> it will be with us for awhile. it was so close to home this time. >> reporter: a block away,
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smattering of buildings on georgia street, evacuated and deemed unsafe. an entire block, closed off, while maintenance crews check for more danger. more building inspectors will come out here planned for tomorrow. just to make sure some of the structures are, in fact, sound, we hear that vallejo unified with will open. >> back here in napa. crews are working to repair broken waterlines, a number of water mains burst, sending water up to the asphalt, all of that water in the streets means a lot of people don't have running water at home. we are looking into the water problems tonight, ann nortara angelo has more, ann? >> reporter: look at this. the problem in here, in the street, a sinkhole, underneath it, a broken waterline that has to be fixed. >> reporter: they did the
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neighborhood thing, pooling their resources and heading to the water filtrations to stock up so they can wash, flush, drink, their water was turned off it this afternoon and city workers say it could be days before it is running again. >> they had no idea. it is -- they got like -- i heard this -- they have 100 leaks. considering the turmoil, the city gave them access to a fire hydrant. you can take care of five people here and fill you at one time. >> reporter: this other water station here at pearl and main was vacant. another one did not get up and running by nightfall. not everyone is ready to tap the hydrants. the family needed water this afternoon. consider themselves lucky to find a store open and selling water. >> we bought 10 gallons, so it will hold us for awhile and we brought a bunch of small bottles for drinking water. >> their neighbor, greg, the kind of guy that we all want
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living close by. a retired firefighter, he has survivalist instincts, when he saw water gushing down the court rushed to collect it. >> we trapped the water going down the roaded here and put it in garbage cans to put it up here in case. >> he figured he has 50 gallons, if enough to flush toilets, nobody here seems overwhelmed. and many can not take it any more if repairs drag on. after this morning's jolt there is a sense of uneasiness and a little normalcy is nice. >> reporter: it is important for people to know if they upon want the water they have to bring their own containers to carry it away. >> that is really good advice. ann, i am curious to know, folks that have their water do they have to be concern canned about purifiying it?
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boiling it? >> reporter: public works director made it cheer even early in the morning the water flowing from the tap that is safe to drink, no need to boil it. he even said that the water treatment plants were not effected. so, it is safe if you got the water you can drink. it. >> all right, ann nortarangelo, thank you. part of a church here is in danger of collapse. this is what it looked like from chopper 5. tonight i went and had a look. i am standing in front of one of the mainland marks here in downtown napa. this is the first presbyterian church at 3rd and randolph. as you can see, the yellow police tape surrounding most of the structure. it if you look up there to the steeple you can see it is slightly damaged. if you go down to the stained glass windows you can see those two are blown out. the glass, the debris on the steps near the entrance of the church, also on the other side there is a wall that is in danger of collapsing. there is some is sort of air-
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conditioning unit or vent that seems to have fallen on the roof as well. there is one bright spot to this story. the earthquake happened early in the morning, most church services are much later in the morning. so nobody was inside of the church at the time of the earthquake. just north of downtown napa, the airport. the tower there, it is oust commission, many of the windows are shattered as you can see. it will take weeks the faa says the airport, however, will stay open. it will operate like it does at night, pilots working with one another, to take off and land. now, let's take a look at road. part of highway 12 and highway 121 were damaged. pavement buckles 2 feet in a couple of places, other sections of the asphalt cracked. cal caltrans says it is minor. they repaired it this afternoon. as far as bridges and
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overpasses, no damage to report tonight. the quake knocked out power to some 70,000 customers in napa and sonoma county. just a few moments ago, pg&e gave us an update. 5300 customers without power. the crews will work throughout the night to get the powerback on. >> i know they are working hard, thank you. now, the first true test for the quake warning systems, tonight, the report card. ,,,,,,,,,,
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wineries. barrels... everywhere... bottles... everywhere. galls of red wine spilling all ov floors. a storage tank cracked... spraying everywhere... creating a wi lake. it's too early to put price tag on it. winemakers are clearly upset all their hardwork is rain. a storage tank crashed here during the quake. it is too early to put a price on it. wine makers are upset. all of their hard work is literally going down the drain. it puts a lump in your throat, you know, that much is going down the -- it puts a lump in your throat, you know, that much is going down the drain and not ours. >> reporter: now, everyone is saying they have some sort of damage. to give you an idea, a barrel can hold 300 bottles of wine. and a rude awakening for people
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at this hotel in napa. fire ark hrarpls went off -- alarms went off in this weston and the hotel broke a pipe in a hallway. and check this kitchen out, cups, dishes, shattered all over-the-counter top. i have been receiving pictures all evening long. folks returning back to their homes. finding a similar situation, just glasses everywhere, dishes everywhere. bookshelves knocked over. a mess for a lot of folks. >> it is. days, weeks, months to clean all of that up. >> absolutely. >> from a scientific point of view, this earthquake was a chance to test a earthquake early warning system. and, we show you it worked. [beep]
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earthquake, earthquake, light shaking in three seconds. >> it detected the earthquake. >> reporter: in the biggest test yet, the shake a better warning temperature worked. >> we got about 10 seconds warning here. >> reporter: seismic sensors located around the bay area, picked up the waves and relayed a warning before the s-waves hit the ground. richard alan from the berkeley lab says 10 seconds could make a difference. >> people like train systems, hospital, surgeons, chemical facilities, all move to a safe mode to slow and stop, surgeons pull the scalpel away from your eyeball and equipment can be put in safe mode. >> reporter: not a public system in california yet. 150 test users got the alert this morning, california is behind mexico and japan where similar systems have been in use for years. >> why we don't have a is system in place already is beyond me. >> reporter: authoring a bill that passed last year that authorized a system in california but it could not be paid for out of the general
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fund. this morning's successful test may put more pressure on sacramento to find the $80 million. >> three seconds. >> reporter: needed to build out the system for the whole safe. >> turn it into a public system, everyone can get it on their cell phones, not cover and hold on and reduce damage and injuries that that occurred during a earthquake. now, that that $80 million figure would pay for the hardware, software of the system, up to private companies, broadcasters, wireless providers and app developers to deliver the warning to the public. the important thing here, the technology worked. battle tested here in the bay area. >> i think the broadcasters would jump all over it. >> it would be something a p p developers can market. broadcasters for sure, out of obligation to the public safety would definitely. >> yes. people would download the app. >> and it could save lives. >> yes. >> thanksism let's bring in brian. he has been looking at the fault that rumbled or the one we think that rumbled.
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>> yes, this is the first sizeable earthquake near napa. >> reporter: aftershocks rolling in four an hour, most too small to be felt but there is still a 1 in 20 chance that the magnitude 6 main shock could be followed by an even bigger quake. a magnitude 5 aftershock would not be a surprise but it would be dangerous. possibly bringing down buildings weakened by the 6.0. the epi center was 7 miles deep. you had to be within 10 miles of it to feel strong shaking, shown here in bright colors, by con the west napa fault, the epi center was 2 miles west of where west napa ends at the airport. they confirmed to us they found a surface rupture associated with this quake but they have to literally compare their field notes and data to see if
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today's quake was on a known fault or one that nobody suspected. >> let me remind you of one more thing, there is a 33% chance of a major magnitude 7 plus quake somewhere in the hayward fault system by the year 2030, that quake would be right in the heart of the bay area's population centers and it would be almost 50 times stronger than today's moderate quake. so, get ready. ready for that and the forecast after a break. >> all right. thank you. brian, thanks.
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stphaeupl san francisco. starting tomorrow, low clouds along the shoreline. but, here is what is finally happening. high pressure on vacation most of august, finally beginning to do its duty and begins to get closer to the west coast as it does. pressure comes up, temperatures follow suit. we get warmer by midweek. lower to middle 90s by wednesday and thursday around the valley area and in san jose and point south to morgan hill. along the shoreline, mild, more sunshine than we have seen much of the month of that midweek. tomorrow, getting drizzle on the shoreline. and, on the bay, partly sunny skies, temperatures, 59 degrees, inland, low 60s, by the afternoon, the temperatures recovered at what is typical for this time of the year. low 80s, inland, around the bay, in the middle 70s, shoreline, partly cloudy skies by tomorrow afternoon. 66 degrees, slowly increasing sunshine as the week wears on. so, to sum it up, mild tomorrow, no big difference on monday. a warming trend on tuesday,
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then, big time by wednesday and thursday, the numbers recover to the 90s and stay there for the rest of the week. tomorrow, it is not even a transition day. just encore performance. in oakland tomorrow, 71, san francisco, 68 degrees. by the shoreline at half-moon bay, 66. up in the north bay, a beautiful day tomorrow. and, and sunshine for napa. so, at least that is a silver lining, 76 degrees, 85, fairfield, 74, santa rose a. 78 degrees in berkeley. extended forecast. heats on in the bay area. by wednesday, recovering into the low to middle 90s by the low to middle week. in the 80s by the bay and cooling it off next saturday and sunday, let's hope the shaking is over by now. now, the service announcement, this is a great reminder , do it, do it. >> yes. coming up, the earthquake turns streets and sidewalks into, well, somebody's playground. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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buckled on meadowbrook lanen eople used brian said you make lemonade, the earthquake turned the streets into skateboarders delight. the street buckles and guys got out there and used the street as a miniskate park, why not. a bright spot to all of this damage. connie gave birth to this baby boy at queen of the valley hospital, just about five
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