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City of Trona faces extensive recovery following 7.1 magnitude earthquake

Posted at 8:07 AM, Jul 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-07 15:31:57-04

TRONA, Calif. — The city of Trona, like Ridgecrest, faces extensive recovery efforts following the serious of earthquakes that hit the region on July 4th and 5th.

From crumbled stone walls to the damage on the city's iconic smokestacks, the earthquake impacted just about every part of life in Trona, California. According to the San Bernardino fire chief, who is among numerous regional fire departments that came to help, ever building they have inspected have had some form of structural damage.

But as California Governor Gavin Newsom said in a press conference Saturday, not all the damage is visible right away.

"There is some damage that you all may not have had the privilege to see. Again the point that needs to be reinforced: it's not visible. But when you start opening those doors you see a different picture."

Maintenance crews and first responders will continue to buildings throughout the town. They expect to have a better picture of the amount of damage that needs to be repaired by Monday.