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10/28/19, 8:30 AM: City on STANDBY for Shelter Services; No Donations Needed at This Time

Posted on October 28, 2019


Monday, October 28 at 8:30 AM: The City and County have prepared the Sonoma Veteran Memorial Building to be available as a shelter for evacuees from the Kincade Fire.  We remain in close contact with County Emergency Services and are prepared to activate the shelter if and when it is needed, working with our partners at the Sonoma Valley Unified School District, Sonoma Community Center, and Red Cross.  Fire conditions and evacuation orders are dynamic, but as of Monday morning this shelter is not currently being activated.
We know that our generous Sonoma Valley community is ready and willing to help out. There has been social media messaging asking for donations and volunteers at the Vets Building. Please “hang tight” on donations of time and materials and the City of Sonoma will do our best to keep you informed as conditions may change.  We plan to keep the Vets Building staged as a possible shelter throughout the upcoming Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event this Tuesday/Wednesday.
With the Vets Building on standby as a shelter, it will not be open as a Charging Center today. The PG&E Community Resource Center at Hanna Boys Center remains open today for charging devices from 8 AM – 8PM.
The current list of shelters can be found at: https://socoemergency.org/home/emergency/evacuation-centers/

 

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