Category: Emergency Preparedness

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

The National Weather Service reports that another storm will impact the Bay Area this week. While the City of Sonoma is not under any flood or wind advisories or warnings at this time, our region may receive up to 3″ of rain beginning Monday through Wednesday.  As the rain continues, so do concerns about flooding, … Continued

Weather Awareness: Flood Watch Issued Thursday – Sunday

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service From Thursday afternoon (March 9th) through Sunday morning (March 12th .due to the likelihood of a rain event that could range from 1.5 to 4 inches. Pre-existing saturated soils from the past two months of rain will not be able to absorb excess rainfall. … 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

Community Festival and Preparedness Fair at Larson Park Saturday, September 10th

A Community Festival and Preparedness Fair is coming to Larson Park in Sonoma Valley on Saturday, September 10th from 3-7 pm. Family-friendly fun, kids’ activities, raffle prizes, Go Bag supplies while they last, and lots of information on how to be prepared and stay safe in emergencies. Participants include: Sonoma Valley Fire, Nuestra Comunidad, Latino … Continued

Register to be an emergency volunteer!

Volunteers are a critical part of disaster and emergency response. In an effort to build a cadre of community volunteers to fill vital roles during an emergency, the City of Sonoma has partnered with the Sonoma Community Center – the City’s designated Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) as part of the City of Sonoma’s Emergency Plan … Continued

Are you prepared for an extended power outage?

Power outages can happen for many reasons, and being prepared is an important part of your emergency plan.  During wildfire season, Sonoma residents need to be prepared for the possibility of extended power outages related to Pacific Gas & Electric’s efforts to reduce wildfire risks (known as a Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS). Due … Continued

Beat the Heat! Summer Weather Preparedness Tips & Resources

Summer is officially here and the temperatures are going up. It’s important to consider the effects of warmer temperatures and to take appropriate precautions to protect your health and safety during heat events. By following a few important steps, you can keep yourself, your loved ones, neighbors, and pets comfortable and safe during a heatwave: … Continued

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