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08-24-2014 03:54 PM


Dear friends. ..

My family is safe. Lots of broken glass and every shelf pretty much contents down…but overall our house seems okay…our water lines to water heater cracked and water leaking a bit…gas shut off…very low water pressure with cracjed mains…

we did evacuate for an hour because a house on next street collapsed and gas line was ruptured with strong spray sound…but they got it shut off…we are now home.

we have no power so you guys are seeing more then me.

Will post picts later…

GOD BLESS. ..hope all my Napa LJ neighbors are safe.


-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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John Ormsby

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#1 posted 08-24-2014 03:57 PM

Hi Matt, Thanks for letting us know about your situation. Good to hear you are all safe.

Do you have a supply of flashlights, batteries, food and water?

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#2 posted 08-24-2014 04:05 PM

Yes Matt, so glad to learn you are all okay. Best wishes in the “clean up” process.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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Dan'um Style

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#3 posted 08-24-2014 04:08 PM

Wow ! great to know that everyone is ok.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 08-24-2014 04:11 PM

Good to hear you’re safe. Lots of fires out there due to gas leaks. Seems like the major structural damage is on the light side so there shouldn’t be too many people trapped under debris. I’m at work watching the news with one of my fellow firefighters. We are both on the Missouri FEMA Urban search and rescue task force. Rest assured there are many well trained teams like ours in your area. We are one of only a few in the central US, but there are 7 in California alone due to the increased risk of earthquakes.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#5 posted 08-24-2014 04:13 PM

Good to read you and the family are OK.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#6 posted 08-24-2014 04:25 PM

didn’t even know about this matt

glad you all are safe

prayers for all there

my old stomping grounds

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#7 posted 08-24-2014 04:41 PM

Glad you came through relatively safely! Over here in Petaluma it woke me up but didn’t get to the “oh crap, I have to do something about it” level, and Charlene slept through it.

Is a reminder that I should have a pair of Vise Grips (and the other shut-off tools) more accessible than “out in the shop”.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#8 posted 08-24-2014 05:35 PM

Saw that NWS tweet this morning. Didn’t realize it was actually your neighborhood. Thank heavens you guys are safe and minimal damage.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 08-24-2014 05:57 PM

Glad to hear you and yours are OK. Hopefully this one eases the tectonic stresses for some time to come. Keep calm through the aftershocks.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#10 posted 08-24-2014 06:34 PM

Glad you are safe. Stuff can always be fixed or replaced.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#11 posted 08-24-2014 06:54 PM

Dammit man, I am glad to hear y’all are OK. I wasn’t aware of an earthquake until I some some blurbs on FaceBook. I haven’t seen any news coverage yet. Good luck in your recovery.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 08-25-2014 05:21 AM

Good to hear you are safe. The rest can be repaired.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 08-25-2014 05:33 AM

Your post was the first I’d heard of the quake! Very grateful to read the your family and you are okay!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#14 posted 08-26-2014 03:09 PM

Good to hear you’re safe.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 08-26-2014 03:17 PM

I never heard about the quake either…but what is important is that yall” are safe..the rest is just inconvenient.

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