This page is for purposes of communication during the event of a disaster/emergency in Napa County which would impair communications between NEWS staff, clients, and the community. In the case of an emergency/disaster, this page will have updates. It is most likely that updates will appear first on Facebook: NapaNEWS (News-Domestic Violence and Sexual Abuse Services).
NEWS is part of the Napa Disaster Relief Project through the Napa Valley Community Foundation and will be an active participant in relief efforts in the case of a disaster in our area.
In the case that these communication avenues are available, NEWS staff can be reached by these means:
Earthquakes are sudden rolling or shaking events caused by movement under the earth’s surface. Earthquakes happen along cracks in the earth's surface, called fault lines, and can be felt over large areas, although they usually last less than one minute. Earthquakes cannot be predicted — although scientists are working on it!
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
This page explains what actions to take when you receive a flood watch or warning alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a flood.
Terrorists have frequently used explosive devices as one of their most common weapons. Terrorists do not have to look far to find out how to make explosive devices; the information is readily available in books and other information sources. Explosive devices can be highly portable, using vehicles and humans as a means of transport. They are easily detonated from remote locations or by suicide bombers.