NAPA, Calif. – Scores of businesses in this picturesque wine-making town north of San Francisco eagerly reopened Monday, one day after the most powerful earthquake to strike the region in 25 years caused extensive damage.
Determined to keep tourism revenue flowing, coffee shops greeted customers looking for their morning joe, and wine tasting rooms opened on schedule. Business owners were determined to clean up and leave the earthquake in the past.
Napa County Supervisor Bill Dodd spent Monday morning helping clean out a water distribution warehouse he owns in American Canyon, near the epicenter of the 6.0-magnitude quake that struck at 3:20 a;m. Sunday. "We had water gushing out the door yesterday," he said. On Monday, he said, it's all about cleaning up and moving on. "We'll get through this," he said.