Cleanup begins in California after earthquake

Cleanup begins in California after earthquake

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Many buildings in downtown Napa are uninhabitable after Sunday's earthquake. (Source: KTVU/CNN) Many buildings in downtown Napa are uninhabitable after Sunday's earthquake. (Source: KTVU/CNN)

NAPA, CA (CNN) - California Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a State of Emergency to help clean up after the strongest earthquake to hit the Bay area in 25 years happened early Sunday morning.

The damage is hard to miss along the streets of downtown Napa.

Sunday's estimated 6.1 magnitude earthquake caused some buildings and storefronts to come crumbling down in the middle of the night.

"We've got a couple people who've lost everything -- homes completely burned down, so nothing left but a foundation," said Woody Baker-Cohn, a spokesman for Red Cross.

Shockwaves radiated away from the quake's epicenter six miles southwest of California's wine country.

The USGS estimates more than 8 million people felt some degree of shaking, and that economic losses will reach a billion dollars.

The cleanup is ongoing in Napa where some wineries lost their holdings.

"You can see here where the barrels are broken open. I don't want to go down there, I want to stay out of there because some of the barrels are still on the teetering side," Tom Skinner said, of Robert Biale Vineyards.

And others were left unaffected.

"I've got a wine maker right across the street from me, they were devastated, dozens and dozens of barrels collapsed. My winery just as a for instance, no barrels collapsed," said California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome.

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