Press Release from the City of Brawley

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The City of Brawley has experienced multiple earthquakes throughout the day. USGS.gov reports the earthquakes have ranged from 1.9 to 5.5 on the Richter scale. There have been no deaths or major injuries reported. With mutual aid, all medical and fire emergency requests in Brawley were covered.

All school districts in Brawley have cancelled classes for Monday, August 27th, 2012. The reopening date will be announced.

Many residents have reported damage to their homes including 19 uninhabitable mobile homes plus two where residents could enter to only retrieve belongings at Robert Noriega Mobile Home Park on North Imperial Ave. There were intermittent electricity and water outages. As of roughly 7PM, all water leaks were repaired. Additional water service interruptions can be reported to (760) 351-2689. City of Brawley Public Works and IID have worked diligently to restore services.

The Red Cross has activated an emergency shelter located at the gymnasium at Imperial Valley College. If you are in need of the shelter, you can go directly to the Imperial Valley College Gymnasium. Up to 400 people can be accommodated.

The Red Cross can be contacted at (858) 309-1300.

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Se han presentado en la ciudad de Brawley varios temblores durante todo el dia. De acuerdo a informacion proporcionada en la pagina electronica del USGS.gov, las magnitudes varian de 1.9 a 5.5. No se ha reportado ningun fallecimiento o personas con lesiones graves. Debido a la coordinacion de las autoridades ha sido posible atender todas las emergencias de la ciudad de Brawley incluyendo las del tipo medico.

Todos los distritos escolares de Brawley han cancelado las clases para el Lunes 27 de Agosto. El reinicio de clases sera anunciado posteriormente.

Muchos residentes han reportado danos en sus casas incluyendo 19 mobile homes que quedaron inhabitables, dos casas danadas en dodnde solo pueden entrar los residentes para recuperar sus pertenencias en el Mobile Home Park Roberto Noriega en la Avenida North Imperial. Se presentaron tambien interrupciones temporales en el suministro de agua y energia electrica. A las 7:30 pm habia solo una reparacion pendiente en una linea de agua. Las interrupciones en el servicio de agua se pueden reporter al telefono (760) 351-2689. El Departamento de Obras Publicas de Brawley y el Distrito de Riego de Imperial (IID) han trabajado continuamente para restaurar los servicios.