NAPA -- A day after a magnitude-6.0 quake shattered the tranquil lifestyle of the North Bay, families stood in line with buckets and coolers. Work crews inspected buildings for signs of structural damage and began making repairs. Students and teachers cleaned up books and shattered glass.
All around this quake-rattled community Monday, people got busy putting things back together. The temblor that shook them awake Sunday morning -- centered between Napa and American Canyon -- left all the lives intact, but not much else.
The quake, the Bay Area's biggest in 25 years, left city crews scrambling to restore water to 600 residents and repair 90 water line breaks.
Building inspectors red-tagged 70 buildings in the city of Napa, meaning they were no longer safe to be occupied. More than 200 other buildings were yellow-tagged, meaning people should go inside only to gather items or clean up until repairs can be done.
A Red Cross shelter set up at a local church was busy, with residents needing a place to rest or just regroup.
"It felt really good to sleep and to get a shower," said 16-year-old Juan Lopez, who was with his family at the shelter, set up at the Crosswalk Community Church. "Basically (I'm) here (to) tell anyone they'll really help you out."
At the Las Flores Community Center on Mira Vista Avenue, a steady line of people filled empty buckets and coolers with water. Many of those in line were families determined to stay at home while crews tackle repairs that aren't expected to be complete until Thursday.
"We have plenty to drink," said 47-year-old Scott Williams, who was there with his wife after buying several gallons of drinking water at a local store. "This water is purely for toilet water."
Napa Public Works Director Jack LaRochelle said 10 crews were working to repair the lines and restore the water, twice the number that worked Sunday. But Napa Fire Chief Mike Randolph said he was confident in the city's hydrant system in the event it needed to put out a fire.
Already, 50 fires had been put out by Monday afternoon, Randolph said, the most severe of them at the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park, where four homes burned after the quake.
Residents at the mobile home park still were without water on Monday. Patty Harras, 67, removed her sandals and waded into the park's pool to fill buckets with water.
"I need water for necessities ... for flushing the toilets," Harras said. "We are going to another place that has water that we'll be able to wash and clean with."
The South Napa Earthquake, at 3:20 a.m. Sunday morning, was centered between Napa and American Canyon, about 6.7 miles beneath the surface, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The biggest quake since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta interrupted the World Series in 1989, it was felt as far north as Ukiah and as far south as Salinas.
The USGS said 70 aftershocks already were felt by 2 p.m. on Monday afternoon. None of them were as big as the original quake.
The quake injured as many as 208 people, including 13-year-old Nicholas Dillon of Napa who was hurt by acollapsing chimney. The teen was airlifted to UC Davis Medical Center in critical condition but his condition was upgraded to serious late Sunday night, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
The majority of those seen at Queen of the Valley Medical Center had cuts and bruises; a few had broken bones. A total of 17 were admitted to the hospital with a variety of injuries, hospital spokeswoman Vanessa DeGier said.
DeGier also confirmed that one person died Sunday at the hospital, but that officials don't believe it was related to the quake. A baby boy also was born at the hospital at 2:37 a.m., about a half-hour before the ground shook.
Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in the region after Napa city and county officials exhausted their available emergency resources. The declaration gives access to a battery of personnel and equipment through the state Office of Emergency Services.
At a news conference Monday morning, city manager Mike Parness said officials are working with state representatives to obtain a federal declaration of emergency, which would allow the area to tap into resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The first day of scheduled classes in the Napa Valley School District also became a casualty of the quake. Teachers reported to their schools, but information about the rest of the week had not been released. On Monday afternoon, officials announced that classes would be canceled again Tuesday to allow crews time to thoroughly inspect all school buildings.
More than 60 volunteers cleaned up books that fell off shelves and broken gymnasium glass Tuesday morning at Justin-Siena High School, and several of were asked to help out at the Saint John the Baptist Catholic School, a building more than 50 years old. Portions of the wall above the principal's office at St. John fell down, exposing bricks.
The Red Cross emergency shelter set up at Crosswalk Community Church was busy both Sunday and Monday mornings. Six adults and two children spent the night at the church, located on 2590 First St., just off Highway 29. Another 239 people, including 73 families, used the shelter for food, temporary shelter and earthquake information, according to spokesman Woody Baker-Cohn, the disaster operations director for the Bay Area Chapter.
Drinkable water also was available at stations set up on Pearl Street near downtown.
The Red Cross was offering hot meals, and mental health services were available on site at the Crosswalk Community Church, Baker-Cohn said. Information for pet owners also was available.
The center was the only Red Cross facility open in the wake of the quake. A Red Cross center in Vallejo closed its doors after displaced residents were able to find their own shelter in the earthquake's aftermath.
Power was restored to all but a handful of the nearly 70,000 customers who lost gas and electrical power by 9 a.m. Monday morning, according to a PG&E website. The remaining few customers were expected to have service back by Monday afternoon
In Vallejo, workers began tearing down a portion of a church tower after a pastor noticed that the brick structure had separated from the main church building and was leaning toward the street. Streets around the First Baptist Church were closed Monday afternoon while officials assessed the building.
As of Monday afternoon, Vallejo officials had red-tagged nine buildings. The church was not among that number.
Public works crews repaired about 16 water main breaks by Sunday night, and schools in Vallejo opened as scheduled.
The earthquake was the biggest in the Big Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta quake shook the World Series on Oct. 17, 1989, causing billions of dollars in damage and leaving 63 people dead and 3,757 injured.
The biggest quake on record for the Bay Area was the historic 7.8 earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906.
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Staff writers Robert Salonga, Mike Rosenberg, Matthias Gafni and Kristin J. Bender contributed to this story.