The strongest earthquake in 25 years struck Northern California early Sunday, August 24, 2014, injuring more than 120 people and damaging historic buildings in downtown Napa. The 6.1-magnitude quake struck just six miles southwest of Napa, California’s famed wine country. The damage was significant with bricks, glass and other debris laying across the streets. To help with the recovery, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency.
The quake was the strongest to hit the Bay Area since 1989, when a 6.9-magnitude one struck during the World Series. The Loma Prieta earthquake caused 63 deaths, 3,757 injuries and an estimated $6 billion in property damage, according to the USGS. The damage from Sunday’s earthquake was relatively minor compared with the buckled highways and destroyed homes that scattered the Bay area in the aftermath of the quake 25 years ago.
The 1994 Northridge earthquake in Southern California was nearly as deadly — 60 people were killed and more than 7,000 were injured. The USGS says 20,000 people were left homeless in its aftermath. More than 10 million square feet of glass was damaged and over 90% of emergency room cases from local hospitals were reported from broken glass. Bob Kerr, owner of EPIC Glass Tinting, wants to remind consumers that residential and commercial buildings which have safety or security film will be saved from glass breakage because the film holds the glass in tack.
This, in turn will save the trauma cases caused by flying glass chards. Kerr continues. “Beware of illegal unlicensed contractors that are bottom feeders. Only hire California Licensed Contractors that are bonded, insured, and that have been screened by the FBI.” EPIC Glass Tinting provides the very best in safety and security window films and anchoring restraint systems. Madico SafetyShield offers a series of specially constructed films that holds the glass intact upon violent impact forces, mitigating the injuries from lethal flying projectiles. These films are available in clear or a variety of solar energy rejecting versions.
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