3 months after Napa quake, recovery rolling

Nov 23, 2014 10:26 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State and federal authorities have paid out the first $12.1 million in recovery aid for the Aug. 24 quake that hit the California cities of Napa and Vallejo.

California's Office of Emergency Services tells the San Francisco Chronicle that there's no way to know the final aid total until all the money is paid out.

The 6.0 magnitude quake hit three months ago Sunday. Northern California's biggest quake in a quarter-century killed one woman and rocked the historic downtowns of Napa and Vallejo.

Most of $400 million in property damage occurred in Napa. Napa Mayor Jill Techel says hotel occupancy rates are back up to normal in the famous wine and tourism town. Techel says it's getting harder and harder to spot unrepaired bits of quake damage in Napa.

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