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Residents Move Forward, Look to Rebuild After Napa Quake



    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014)

    Residents who were forced out of their homes from damages caused by the Napa quake are now working to move forward and rebuild.

    Life is slowly getting back to normal for residents living in the Napa Valley Mobile Home Park, where power and water have been restored. Dozens of residents attended a community meeting Tuesday night to learn about what's next for people who want to rebuild.

    The meeting provided residents information about insurance, contractors and security.

    "Terribly depressed -- overwhelmed," said Mary Sheriff, whose home at the mobile home park was red-tagged on Tuesday.

    Sheriff's unit is right next to several homes that burned to the ground after Sunday morning's quake. The 67-year-old knows the road to recovery will be a long one.

    "It was so pretty when I bought it," Sheriff said. "I was excited to move in now it's gonna take a while to get it back."

    Meanwhile, the Pena family is waiting for their water service to be restored.

    "We can't take showers," Fatima Pena said. "Can't wash dishes."

    Mobile home park residents did get some good news on Tuesday night -- the management company is giving residents a break on the rent this month.

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