NAPA COUNTY AIRPORT DAMAGED IN AN EARTHQUAKE

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The Napa County Airport was shredded with damage as an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strike in the Bay Area on early morning of 24th August ’14. The death toll in this incident took more than 200 lives and also power blackouts of customers, in thousands, lead damage to many lives. Even the buildings were damaged in the earthquake according to news reports. Officials from Port of Oakland tweeted that the earthquake at South Napa had its epicenter approx 9 miles from South Napa was unable to pose any casualty in the Oakland International Airport. But, the Napa County Airport surely sustained some damage. A spokesman from FAA for The Pacific Division stated that the earthquake blew off majority of windows on the Napa Air Traffic Control Tower. However, this damage might take several weeks to get fixed new windows in the building. He said that there is not a major damage to the tower. The engineering evaluation made here helped in ensuring the safety of all. He further added that at present the airport will function in the same way like it functions at night. Moreover, primary measures are underway for constructing a temporary tower to Napa and it will run till the actual tower is repaired. Controllers are advised to use the temporary towers that are small cabs at the trailer’s top.
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