In a major disaster, it might be several days before vital city services are restored. Sonoma is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made, including earthquakes, fires, and severe storms. In addition to signing up for alerts, your best defense is to take steps to be prepared for emergencies, both at home and in your place of business. It's also important, especially during wildfire season, to prepare for extended power outages. We've provided links to a number of resources to help you create a plan that will assist you during an emergency.