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International: Response to earthquake in California, USA

Food, shelter, water and emotional and spiritual care are being provided by The Salvation Army to communities affected by a 6.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked parts of Napa, northern California on the morning of Sunday 24 August.

A state of emergency has been declared by California Governor Jerry Brown following the quake, which has damaged homes and other infrastructure.With many residents unable to cook because of breaches to the area’s gas main, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services team has deployed multiple canteens (mobile feeding units) to the worst-affected areas in Napa and Vallejo as well as at the official evacuation centre.
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