Category: Public Safety News

Beat the Heat! Stay Safe During the Upcoming Heat Wave

Update: The National Weather Service extended the Excessive Heat Warning through Wednesday, July 10th, and the Red Flag Warning through Saturday, July 6th. The Sonoma County Health Officer has also extended thier Heath Advisory through Tuesday, July 9th. As a result of the extended heat event, some of the locations listed below as “Cool Places … Continued

Ensuring Safety: SVFA Outlines Fireworks Show Protocols Amid Fire Season

Dear Sonoma Valley Community, As we gear up for our annual 4th of July celebrations next Thursday, we understand the heightened concerns surrounding fire safety, particularly in the wake of the recent Point Fire in mid-June. Your safety remains our top priority, and we want to address these concerns with transparency and assurance. Below, you … Continued

What’s Your Zone? Sonoma Evacuation Zone Map & Evacuation Checklist

The County of Sonoma has created official evacuation zone maps, encompassing the City of Sonoma and the incorporated areas of Sonoma Valley, to ensure residents are prepared for emergencies requiring evacuation. Previously, evacuation zones varied by incident. Now, these zones will remain consistent, and residents are encouraged to familiarize themselves with their specific zones and … Continued

Summer Weather Preparedness Tips & Resources

Summer weather has arrived in Sonoma, and our region has already experienced a couple of mild heatwaves. While Sonoma is relatively accustomed to periods of 90-100-degree days in the summer, California is facing more frequent episodes of extreme heat, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses for everyone. It’s essential to remain vigilant and take necessary … Continued

Prescribed Burns Set for Sonoma Valley and Calistoga from June 13–27, 2024

Audubon Canyon Ranch and Sonoma Land Trust have announced a series of prescribed burns in Sonoma Valley and Calistoga to reduce wildfire risks and support native habitats. The burns will take place from June 13 to June 27, covering multiple properties in the region. Schedule and Locations: June 13–14: Bouverie Preserve, 13815 Sonoma Highway, Glen … Continued

Vegetation Management & Weed Abatement

Temperatures are rising, grasses are drying, and fire season is near – it’s time to take measures to create defensible space around your home by managing vegetation. Proper Vegetation Management and Weed Abatement play a critical role in reducing potential fire hazards. The Sonoma Valley Fire District’s (SVFD) Annual Weed Abatement Program is in full swing … Continued

Prescribed Burns in Montini Preserve Continue Next Week

The Sonoma Ecology Center in collaboration with the City of Sonoma has been conducting controlled pile burns at the Montini Open Space Preserve in Sonoma in late February 2024, and will continue through April.  While the park will remain open, some trails may be impacted, so please observe closure signs. Proposed Remaining Dates: March 19, 20 … Continued

Weather Awareness: Another Round of Rainstorms Expected this Weekend

According to the most recent update from the National Weather Service, the Bay Area is expected to encounter another round of storms during the upcoming weekend. Although the winds are not projected to be as destructive as those witnessed earlier this month on February 4th, the saturated ground raises the potential for nuisance flooding, fallen … Continued

Prescribed Burns in Montini Preserve Starting February 20th

Starting February 20, 2024, and continuing periodically through April, Sonoma Ecology Center in collaboration with the City of Sonoma will be conducting controlled pile burns at the Montini Open Space Preserve in Sonoma. While the park will remain open, some trails may be impacted, so please observe closure signs. Proposed Dates: February 21, 22 March … Continued

Weather Awareness: Another Round of Rain, Wind Expected this Weekend

The National Weather Service reports that another storm will impact the Bay Area this weekend, with the region under both a Flood Watch from late afternoon Saturday – Monday morning and a Wind Advisory from Saturday morning – Monday morning.  The City of Sonoma is forecast to receive 2 – 3″ of rain beginning Saturday … Continued

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