Category: Public Safety News

Sonoma County issues freeze warning through Wednesday morning

The County of Sonoma is issuing a freeze warning in response to the National Weather Service’s prediction of sub-freezing temperatures overnight tonight, January 29th through Wednesday morning. Officials recommend that residents limit time outdoors as serious medical conditions including hypothermia and frostbite can develop with prolonged cold weather exposure. Individuals who are unhoused are encouraged … Continued

Weather Awareness – NWS issues Freeze Watch starting Sunday Night

The National Weather Service has issued a “Freeze Watch” for most of the Bay Area including Sonoma from late Sunday, January 29th through the morning of Monday, January 30th.  Frost and freeze conditions can impact unsheltered and marginally sheltered populations, kill crops/sensitive vegetation, impact outdoor pets/livestock, and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing. Warming Center: Individuals … Continued

Weather Update: County issues safety advisory, help for animals in flooded areas

The atmospheric river has arrived. Widespread flooding and wind impacts are expected from Wednesday into Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. A flood watch and high wind warning have been issued for the region. See our previous post for more information. There is no major flooding or road closures in Sonoma city limits as of this posting … Continued

Extreme Weather Warming Center Update

Last week, the City of Sonoma and County of Sonoma opened an Extreme Weather Warming Center at the Sonoma Valley Veteran’s Building overnight on Thursday, December 1st and Friday, December 2nd following both a freeze warning issued by the National Weather Service and Sonoma County Health Department. The warming center served six (6) people on … Continued

Free sand now available to residents at Depot Park – BYO sandbags!

With more rainfall on the way this week, we strongly encourage you to take time to prepare for upcoming storms. If your property has a history of flooding, please don’t wait for a storm to prepare sandbags. Sandbags can be prepared and kept on hand throughout the winter. Free sandbags are now available to City residents … Continued

City Announces Lieutenant Brandon Cutting as New Chief Of Police

The City of Sonoma announced today the selection of Lieutenant Brandon Cutting as the City’s new Chief of Police, effective December 6, 2022. An 18-year veteran of the Sonoma County Sherriff’s Department, Brandon Cutting was the top pick following an internal recruitment process. The Sheriff’s Office has provided contract law enforcement services to City of … Continued

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