Napa Earthquake: Monitoring Medical Needs

Direct Relief is reaching out to partners in the Napa Valley area following a magnitude 6.0 earthquake that hit early this morning, sending nearly 90 people to the hospital and prompting California Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency.

Areas affected by the magnitude 6.0 earthquake which struck Napa in the early morning hours of August 24, 2014

Direct Relief has been in touch with State responders through the California Office of Emergency Services through the Governor’s Office. Direct Relief has been a long time member of the Business and Utility Operations Center, a public private partnership that connects private business and nonprofits for State response.

Direct Relief also been in touch with the California Primary Care Association’s Director of Emergency Response, who oversees the relationships with clinic and health center members on behalf of the association. At this time she’s working on touching base with all clinics in Napa, Sonoma, and Santa Rosa.

So far, Direct Relief has not received requests for assistance, but remains on standby as health needs are assessed. Follow @DirectRelief on Twitter for the latest updates on this response.

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