Coverage of the 6.0 Earthquake that Rocked the Napa Valley

Nearly All Homes on Small Napa Street Sustain Earthquake Damage

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    NBC Bay Area's Mark Matthews shows why geologists are examinig Tuscany Court in Napa, where nearly all homes sustained damage from Sunday's earthquake. (Published Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014)

    Nearly every home on a small street in west Napa sustained damage from Sunday's earthquake.

    State geologists spent Wednesday examining the damage at Tuscany Court, which sits on a hill in Napa's Browns Valley neighborhood.

    "The whole front of the house has to come down," said Randy Brown, whose home was damaged by the quake. "It's tough, it's tough -- we'll figure it out."

    Brown first noticed a gap on the street in front of his home. He followed the gap into his garage, around to the side yard and noticed his house moved -- in some areas a couple of inches -- during the temblor.

    Brown and his neighbors are hoping the federal government will provide assistance to repair their homes.

    "Absorbing the cost of $100,000 to $200,000 to fix something . . . I don't know where it's coming from you know," he said.