SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was expected to tour Napa earthquake damage Tuesday to get a better view of the toll earthquakes can take on unreinforced masonry buildings similar to those in the big city.
The mayor’s office said he not only wants to see what lessons can be learned learned for San Francisco, but also see what assistance Napa might need in terms of emergency management, building inspection and engineering expertise. He was expected to wrap up the tour before noon Tuesday, according to Lee’s press representatives.
Hundreds of structures have been damaged or red tagged as uninhabitable following Sunday’s earthquake.
Lee did not announce the visit ahead of time because he did not want to draw media attention. No public appearance was planned.
A series of five aftershocks, one registering a preliminary magnitude 3.9, rattled Napa earlier Tuesday, about 48 hours after the primary 6.0 magnitude tremor woke up the region and injured over 200 people.
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