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Emergency Preparedness


City Manager

City Hall
#1 The Plaza
Sonoma CA 95476
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - Noon
1:00 pm - 5 pm

Emergency Preparedness

The City of Sonoma responds to natural and man-made emergencies that occur within City limits, and works cooperatively with neighboring agencies to address emergency issues throughout Sonoma Valley.  The City's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) sets a framework that guides the actions that City officials and employees will take in emergency situations associated with large-scale disasters affecting the City of Sonoma.

A key component of preparedness in any community is the extent to which its residents and businesses have themselves planned for what to do in the case of an emergency. The S.C.O.P.E (Sonoma Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies) program provides guidelines and training for neighbors to work together to prepare for disasters, visit SVFRA's website for upcoming S.C.O.P.E training dates.

Sign Up for Emergency Alerts

Sign up to receive alerts to your phone and/or email.  For SoCo Alert, use the link or call (707)565-1369 for more information.  For Nixle, use the link or TEXT YOUR ZIP CODE TO 888777 to opt in for mobile alerts.  Make sure your family, friends, and neighbors also sign up!

Where to go for Emergency Warnings and Updates:

Social media can play an important role in sharing information before, during, and after emergencies, and if you are active on social media it's a good idea to follow facebook pages for the City of Sonoma, Sonoma Police Department, Sonoma Valley Fire & RescueCounty of Sonoma, Sonoma Valley Hospital and Sonoma Sheriff.  The City of Sonoma may also share information through Nextdoor.  Due to potential delays in posting information, please do not rely on social media as your primary notification of a local emergency.

Frequently Asked Questions

If flood alerts are issued for Sonoma Creek and its tributaries, the City will have a limited
number of sandbags available free of charge during normal business hours.  Visit our sandbag instructions page for details.

Visit our Emergency Preparedness page to sign up for alerts through Nixle and SoCo Alerts, learn how you can participate in training with S.C.O.P.E. (Sonoma Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies), and review a variety of resources on steps you can take now to get your family, home, and pets prepared for emergencies.
You can also register as an emergency volunteer.  The Sonoma Community Center serves as our community’s Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC).  The EVC registers volunteers and, in the event of a disaster, takes requests for volunteers and matches them to where they are needed.

Download the PG&E Flyer
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As part of their Community Wildfire Safety Program, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is implementing additional precautionary measures to help reduce the risk of wildfires. If extreme fire danger conditions threaten a portion of the electric system serving your community, it may be necessary to turn off electricity in the interest of public safety. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).

Additional information can be found on the Preparing for Extended Power Outages page.

To report localized flooding in Sonoma city limits during regular business hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m, call the City of Sonoma Public Works Department  707-938-3332. To report flooding after regular business hours, call the Sonoma Police Department Non-Emergency Dispatch at 707-996-3601. IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 9-1-1.

A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior that will occur within 24 hours.  A Red Flag Warning is the highest alert. During these times extreme caution is urged by all residents, because a simple spark can cause a major wildfire. A Fire Weather Watch is one level below a warning, but fire danger is still high.  Learn more from CAL FIRE.

Sonoma Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies, or S.C.O.P.E., is a program of the Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue Authority that includes emergency response, community preparedness, utility safety, and fire prevention.  Visit SVFRA’s website to learn how you can participate in upcoming community training sessions.

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