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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 the City limits and works cooperatively with neighboring agencies to address emergency issues throughout Sonoma Valley.

The City prepares and updates on a regular basis an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) that sets a framework and guides the actions that City officials and employees will take in emergency situations.  The City's EOP addresses the planned response to extraordinary emergency situations associated with large-scale disasters affecting the City of Sonoma.

A key component of emergency response 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.

Emergency Alerts & Warnings

Sign up to receive emergency alerts by phone, text, and e-mail for your area, even when you are not home. Register your phones and e-mail addresses at:

  • SoCo Alerts:  Use link or call (707) 565-1369 for more information.
  • Nixle:  Sign up to receive alerts and related information from the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.

Emergency Warnings and Information:

  • SoCo Emergency: If there is an active emergency in Sonoma County, detailed information will be posted to the Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information website by the County of Sonoma.
  • City of Sonoma Emergency Updates: In the event of an emergency, the City of Sonoma will post information and updates to this page.

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.

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