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Assess the Aftershocks

The quake’s long-term impact remains to be seen, but you can lend a hand in the recovery.


Though losses from the 6.0-magnitude earthquake that hit Napa on August 24 are expected to reach $2 billion, the quake’s impact on the 2014 crush has thus far been relatively minor.

“Right now,” says Cate Conniff, communications manager for the Napa Valley Vintners (NVV), “harvest is proceeding as normal. A lot of people are helping each other, sharing tank space and barrels and giving a hand in cleaning up. Some equipment was damaged, so people are loaning theirs.”

The best way to help? Drink! Visit wineries and downtown Napa, and buy a bottle—or eight. Or donate to the NVV’s Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund.



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Originally published in the October issue of San Francisco

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