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♪ those images are haunting after a 6.0 earthquake ripped through the north bay. napa, american canyon and va lay yoe at 3:20 august 24th, 2014. miraculously, only one person was killed. people thought it might be much, much worse. welcome to "beyond the headlines." i'm cheryl jennings. we're going to look at the discovery from that devastating earthquake. we're going to hear from the mayors of na pa and from people helping in the recovery. michael finney will join us later to talk about insurance
for quake people and contractor scams. throughout the show we will share information on how you can help in the recovery effort. simply text the words red cross to 909999 to make an automatic $10 donation. it's my pleasure to welcome na pa's mayor, jill techle. thank you for coming here. >> i'm grateful to have a chance to talk about the recovery. these pictures are devastating to look are and there have been a lot of changes since that sunday. >> it's been several weeks and the news cameras go away. hat is it like now? >> the initial damage was quite severe, quite devastating to look at. buildings red tagged, closed off. the first couple days we used yellow tape. i can tell you yellow tape keeps no one away from anything. so we now have brought in some chain link fence and cordoned off the buildings that are unsafe.
part of the thing we wanted to do was get back on our feet as quickly as we could. so we still want people to come and go to the businesses that are open. we can do that by cordoning off the ones that were unsafe and let people know where they could go. that sunday night we had two restaurants that were open in downtown nappa, downtown joe's and burger fly. all but two have re-opened now. it's been an amazing recovery. the amount of work these restaurants had to do to get cleaned up. everybody lost 10, 20, $30,000 worth of food and glassware. people were saying i've got some old glasses. you do want to use those. >> everybody is helping? >> everybody is helping, especially the business community. >> a lot of folks don't buy quake insurance and they didn't have it in this case. >> very few people have quake insurance and you become very interested in quake insurance. in fact, i think i got a letter
from my insurance company the next day saying here's quake insurance. it's quite expensive and the deductibles are quite high, so unless you have severe structural damage, an awful lot of the expenses that you incur after an earthquake are on the property owner or the homeowner. >> the folks who are part of this recovery, they're not all the we will that napa wine makers. >> the city of napa is kind of home to the people that make the wine industry and the tourism industry work. we've got a lot of apartments and low incomey#jñ housing so we can house the workers. we're proud of being able to provide a place for them to live. so a lot of people that live from week to week foundves themselves without their jobs. some of the hospitality hotels were closed, some of the
wineries weren't able to open their tasting rooms. so they've got a double whammy of having destruction at their properties and their homes and also being out of work for a while. so we're trying to get up and running. i have a business property owner who offered -- he had some restaurants. he offered free rent for the next couple months and he said until i get you up and open i'm going to cover the cost of your employees and be sure they get paychecks. so that's one property owner, but what a great story to tell >> that is a great story. vallejo, your neighbor was hit so hard. i talked to the mayor yesterday and he said they have 30 buildings that are un inhabitabe and i want to give you his update right now. >> there are homeowners who have problems in their homes and they cannot afford to fix it. there are a lot of people,
seniors andable to not able to afford to make the repairs. some of these homes have yellow tags on them which is caution. they can live in certain portions of the house but they can't go in other portions of the house. the problem, as you know, most people do not carry earthquake insurance, and as a result of that, i'm expecting there to be a lot of requests for repairs by the city to homeowners who will not be able to afford to do that. that's the reason we were looking for moneys from the state and from fema. >> again, that was mayor ozby davis from vallejo. your city is trying to help them. >> right. they're kind of our gate way city because that's where the ferry that comes from san francisco going into vallejo so we've been working with them. they have beautiful historic downtown but need some property owners like the city of napa has
been able to gather who really care about historic buildings and want to see them retained and fixed. >> you both talked about red tagged and yellow tagged buildings. during the cake in napa, some people retrofitted their houses and others didn't and that affected the people who had done the work as they were supposed to. >> that happened in the business community. some of the historic buildings -- and we're working after the 2000 quake, we looked at our historic buildings and the retrofitting and put in requirements and have been trying to get them all retro fitted. we still have a couple and those were the ones that caused potential damage to the buildings that had been trofitted. so we've got very tight time frames right now to be sure that those that aren't retrofitted get retrofitted. after the earthquake and we church christ church and i had people from all over the world offering help. they said you've got to secure those buildings right away to be sure if you get an after
shock -- in christ church there was another earthquake six months later and because they had secured the buildings they lost more of them. that's been our initial work, secure the buildings, be sure people can work in them and do the rehabilitation. almost every one of my buildings has an owner that's saying we're committed. we're going to get it up and running and we're going to retain that historic character. >> we, unfortunately, out of time. mayor, thank you so much and good luck with the recovery. we're going to continue to follow that for you, too. >> thank you. we also want to thank ozby davis for taking time to speak with us as well. when we come back you're going to meet people who are helping in the recovery in this city including the all important hospitality industry. stay with us, we'll be right back.
welcome back to "beyond the headlines." we're talking about that def devastating 6.0 north quake that rocked the north bay august 24th and seriously affected napa, vallejo and the american canyon. joining us are our guests clay gregory with visit napa valley and greg vitovik. we heard from the mayor that the recovery is really going well, surprisingly well. clay, your business was personally affected, too. we have a great shot of your folks working in temporary quarters. >> absolutely. for folks who saw the previous segment with the mayor, that building that they showed with the bricks falling off of it is a building that our office is in. the great news -- and i know you have another shot of where we're temporarily stored and we've gotten help from ou
departme department. we're spread out all over the napa valley but we're making pro a -- progress and we're going to get moved back in on monday. that's the napa valley spirit. >> ed, you talked about the napa valley spirit and you've got a relief foundation that was set up. >> it truly is neighbors helping neighbors. i'm part of the association. we're a nonprofit trade association. we saw a need in the community right after the earthquake. there wasn't a fund that was set up to get immediate money into those who need it the most. so we wanted to establish a fund, and we gave a lead grant of $10 million to start that fund. >> you're going to need more because there are so many people who are affected. you had mentioned, clay, about the the wine barrels that had fallen. we're looking at videox6- of th. that affects not just thewine w
makers but everybody who is affiliated with it. >> absolutely. the cost of repairing these things are going to be enormous. we's working with the hospitality industry to get a feel for that because the county and the city of napa both are working with fema to try to get relief help. all of this has to be calculated and then rebuilt. from a visitor's standpoint though luckily the fast majority of visits don't go into barrel rooms. people still go into the tasting rooms. like i said, 99% of the wineries are open and welcoming. >> ed, you were talking about the support people, too, who provide all the services. the back bone of the industry, the hospitality industry are the servers and the people who drive the trucks in the field. they're going to need help. >> the workers in the restaurants, in the win yards, the wineries, they're the back bone. long after the tv cameras are gone, a lot of these people are still suffering. >> what kind of services will you be able to provide with that
relief fund? >> it will be targeted to a lot of areas. one in four napa residentsv4'yñ without power for at least ten hours, so all their food went bad in the refrigerators, our food bank got hit hard by the earthquake. our nonprofits got hit hard that are the safety net of the community. so we'll be trying to get money out into the community where they need food, they need shelter. they may need medical bills that are covered. >> so there are a lot of needs that are going to continue for a long time. >> there are, yes. >> but mayor tickle was talking about how the recovery is doing so well. they only have a couple of businesses that still can't get back in business right now. >> there are only three restaurants in napa that are not opened, one hotel that's not opened. up north of the city of napa everything is opened. it's focused on the city of napa and it's been a horrible, horrible thing, but it did not impact the whole napa valley in the way that it did the city of napa.
>> one of the things that we had talked about on the phone was that businesses who didn't even -- weren't affected are helping businesses who are affected. >> yes. >> competitors are sharing. >> not only is the -- the thing that makes napa valley special is its beauty and great wine and food, but i think maybe the most special thing of all is the collaborative nature of the people who work in napa valley, really started by the the verntners but now the culture of the valley is to help out. >> let's talk about the foundation. i know that you have to still get this set up. it's a lot of money and you're going to need more. what's the process, how will people be able to get access to those services, that money. >> the venders gave the lead grant and we're partnering with the napa valley community foundation to implement the fund and to direct the fund. the community foundation will be releasing very soon the criteria, eligibility criteria and application to be able to apply for the funds. we expect that very soon. >> i imagine a disaster relief
declaration by the government is going to make a hugedifference.. >> it will but a lot of it will be in loans so we wanted to step up in the community to get cash into the hands of the people who need it most. >> ten seconds left, final thoughts. >> that's going to be a festival that sets up also adding to that fund at the end of the month. i know you'll get that on your website. >> we will. thank you both for being here. >> thank you for having us. >> good luck with the recovery. >> thank you. we do have to take a break. coming up in a moment we're going to find out how the red cross helped those in need right after the earthquake and what we need to do to prepare for the next big one. we'll be right back. stay with us. (ding!) toaster strudel! more fruit in the filling, ya? mmm! ya! warm, flaky, gooey, toaster strudel! now, with more fruit!
♪ (boys screaming) totino's pizza rolls... ready so fast, ...it's scary! welcome back. we're talking about the quake that rocked the north bay on august 24th. remember, you can help in the recovery by texting the words red cross to 909999 to make a $10 donation. we are joined by cynthia shaw with the red cross. good to see you. >> thank you for having me. >> you were in the area for almost the whole time for a couple of weeks, right? >> yes. me and many volunteers from across california, actually almost across the western united states kind of descended upon napa and vallejo to help those
effected with the disaster with providing shelter, food. one of the things that people don't realize that the red cross does is also the emotional support. one of the things that we found, especially with the continuous after shocks that the kids, the parents were afraid to go back home. the house may be okay now, but another after shock will it still be okay. so we have these amazing volunteers mental who are mentah professionals that will spend time and help them work through their anxiety, the trauma and give them confidence to recover and return to their lives. >> and i think that people don't realize that the strain this puts on your team because they give up their lives for whatever amount of time they have to be there and they work grueling hours. >> we did. we had a number of volunteers. as soon as the earthquake happened they went and opened the shelter. they started caring for their neighbors. they themselves had damage, and after having worked 18-hour days for many days in a row, they finally returned to their home and started the process of
cleaning up their own homes and businesses. >> we talked earlier by phone about there is a cycle to a crises, right? let's talk about that a little bit. >> when a disaster happens, there's the initial making sure everyone has food, shelter, they have comfort and they're safe. but then the recovery process happens, and what takes only seconds to destroy is going to take weeks and months tol. rebuild. so we have trained caseworkers, volunteers that are assigned to each family, and they work with them, figuring out how to get through the paperwork. developing a recovery plan of sorts, what do they need to know step by step, what agencies have resources that are available. we do a lot of work with our partner organizations and let these clients know this is going to help your need. every family has a very unique need and our caseworkers develop this personal recovery plan. then as they're recovering, the whole community needs to recover, get a plan, but then compare for the next disaster.
while we are thinking about this disaster, it's good to know we are an earthquake country and we need to be recogniady for the n earthquake. >> you brought a goody bag for the things we have to have for a starter kit. >> people can get this online or at a store. it has the water, the nutrition radio,radio, the key things tha you should have. >> it's more than that. >> there's more than that. you need to think about your family's personal needs. do you have pets, what do you need for your pet. do you have babies, medical needs, that's the key one. put aside medicines that are important for your family, what are the needs of the different members of your family so that when the earthquake happens and after the shaking stops, you can go by your front hall closet outside your garage and grab your bag and go and you have the basic needs that will hold you for 72 hours. >> people forget the rule. we used to be told to stand in a doorway but that's not the case
anymore. >> the way construction has changed it's difficult to say that's a safe place. you're looking for a good piece of furniture to get under, away from things that can fall on you. this particular one, because it was at night, we have to look at our bedrooms. do we have big objects over or next to our beds. you're going to be startled awake and you're not going to have time to move. >> ten seconds, earthquake apps. >> you want all this information about what to do in an earthquake, text, get quake to 90999 or go to the android or the apple store and download the earthquake app from the red cross. >> which i did. thank you so much. good to see you again. >> thank you. >> please thank your team members for the hard work, too. when we come back, 7 on your side's michael finney is going to join us to talk about quake insurance and contractors scams. stay with us, we'll be right back.
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you were up there and trying to help folks in person. they were very grateful for that. >> i was glad we put together such a great group of people to come up there and help immediately. when you looked around, the damage as you reported on, was pretty bad, much worse than you could see. a lot of homes that looked fine actually shifted and they're in big trouble. >> one of the things i've been reading about is the lack of earthquake insurance. it's terribly expensive. >> it is really expensive and it doesn't pay very much. first of all, the average home is going to pay $600 to more than $1,000 a year for this. it's based on where the house is, how big the house is, and what the likelihood of an earthquake will be and the repair. then when it pays, it doesn't have a simple deductible as fire insurance does for a home, where, for instance, it's just $1,000 or maybe $2500. with earthquake insurance it works like this. first, they'll give you $1500
right off the bat to do some quick fixes. play wood against the windows, maybe replace a window. then the deductible kicks in. that's the doughnut hole and the deductible is huge, it's between 10 and 15%. for a $500,000 home you're talking about 50 to $70,000 that the homeowner has to kick in. >> and they're up a creek. >> most people in california do not consider it a de worth wor. that's because -- and our proof of that is up in napa, only five percent of the homeowners had earthquake insurance. in sonoma it's ten percent. i've got to tell you, a lot of people in the consumer community don't even believe those numbers. they think it's much lower. i do believe those numbers but
i've got to tell you, we simply do not see very many people get paid. >> it's tough for them to get relief. the other people is people preying on them, contractors who are not licensed. >> we always get that. there are two types of cons that come out. the first of all, the cons who come up to people who want their homes fixed. they're going to be unlicensed, going to offer rebates, a bunch of baloney that you can't fall for. even though you're in this emergency situation, you have to step back and take some time. you're going to need three estimates and you should never ever pay more than $1,000 as a down payment or ten percent of the cost, which ever is lower. that's the law here in the state of california. in a contractor asks you for more, you know they're bad guys and you ought to stay away from them. >> i heard one story about a contractor supposedly was telling a guy that you have to pay me $300 and then he just told him his chimney was broken. well, he could see that, right p
so what is your best advice in the few seconds we have remaining for folks who are in this world of hurt, michael? >> see if fema comes through. that's up to the president and the president only. there will be up to $32,000 in grants and they'll be low cost loans. i would wait and see if that's going to happen. i would try to use local contractors. there's going to be a lot of guys coming from outside of the area, many of them will be legit but how are you going to go back if there's a problem later and of course never pay the final bit until you are certain your home has been fixed. >> you're awesome. thank you for taking the time. you and dan both went up there which is great. unfortunately we are out of time for today but thank you to all of our guests for their invaluable information on that 6.0 south napa earthquake. you can find a lot of resources on our website at abc7.com and you can find me on facebook. our community page offers advice on our websites,
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