Hundreds of properties in Napa remain without water as city officials continue to take stock of the damage caused by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that struck early Sunday.
At a news conference Monday, Napa City Manager Mike Parness said "very, very impressive progress" had been made in terms of restoring power and gas service to an estimated 70,000 customers. As of midday, just 15 customers remained without power, he said.
Crews were working to fix 90 leaks in the water system as hundreds of customers waited for their service to be re-connected.
"I can tell you that with 10 crews, we're doing our level best to get everybody back and fixed as quickly as possible," Public Works Director Jacques LaRochelle said.
Centered about nine miles south of wine country's Napa at 3:20 a.m., the earthquake was the largest to strike the Bay Area since the 6.9 Loma Prieta temblor of 1989, the
Officials were still in the process of assessing the city's infrastructure and did not yet have a damage estimate, which will be needed as they press for a federal disaster declaration.
"One of the first things we'll be doing is figuring out what this means in terms of impact," Parness said.
Getting the declaration would unlock significantly greater resources for property owners, he added.
So far, 49 buildings had been red-tagged, and more than 100 had been yellow-tagged. Queen of the Valley Medical Center had treated 208 people with injuries related to the earthquake, mostly cuts and scrapes, officials said.