California Earthquake (DR-1342)

Incident period: September 3, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on September 14, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

September 25, 2000
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- The Recent Napa County Earthquake was probably not the last one that will occur in this area. Earthquakes are a way of life in California. The quake, of September 3, was not a major one. The next one could be much more severe, involving many more people and structures. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) recommend that individuals, families, businesses and communities make preparations now for the eventuality of a major quake.
September 15, 2000
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- A toll-free telephone line is available for people affected by the recent Napa Valley earthquake. Operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the "teleregistration" service can be used in seeking various kinds of state, federal and voluntary disaster assistance. The number to call is: 1-800-462-9029. It is available daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. California time. (People with hearing or speech difficulties may call TTY 1-800-462-7585.)
September 14, 2000
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for earthquake victims in Napa County under a major disaster declaration issued for California by President Clinton, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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