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Sonoma County Resident Experience Survey: Kincade Fire and PG&E De-Energization

Posted on November 4, 2019

The Kincade Fire PG&E Power Shutoff that began October 23, 2019, disrupted communities across Northern California. In this survey, Sonoma County asks residents to share: Specific problems or challenges experienced during this period and What was effective and helpful. Please tell your story through this survey. By understanding residents’ challenges and successes, the County can...
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Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Open House and Pancake Breakfast – November 17th

Posted on November 4, 2019

The Sonoma Valley Fire & Rescue Community Pancake Breakfast has been rescheduled for November 17th, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  Come meet your local Firefighters! Breakfast is $5 for Adults & Kids 12 and Under are FREE. Activities: Learn and Experience Fire Safety Operate a Fire Hose Learn Hands-Only CPR Vehicle Extrication Demonstration Fire Engine...
Power Shutoff Update

11/1 – City of Sonoma Power Restored, Full Restoration of Sonoma Valley Expected November 1st

Posted on November 1, 2019

PG&E has reported that power has been restored to most customers impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in Sonoma Valley as of October 31st with full restoration expected today, November 1st (see PG&E's outage map). The City of Sonoma was minimally impacted by the October 26th and October 29th PSPS events. City services...

10/29/19, 5PM: Red Flag Warning, PSPS and Community Updates

Posted on October 29, 2019

10/29/19 at 5 PM:  Sonoma Valley is under high fire danger conditions with a Red Flag Warning through Wednesday afternoon. Preventing any new fires from starting is of critical importance, as is the readiness of all community members to respond to conditions that can change quickly.  Please stay alert and prepared. Areas of Sonoma Valley...
Hanna CRC

10/29/19, 10 AM: Red Flag and PSPS Updates; Charging Center Open at Hanna

Posted on October 29, 2019

Tuesday 10/29: Although the City of Sonoma is currently in a “Warning” status for a Public Safety Power Shutoff until tomorrow (10/30), as of 9 AM this morning there were no PSPS outages in the City and today’s PSPS outages within City limits are expected to be minimal. However, PSPS outages may occur (or in...
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10/28/19, 5 PM: Red Flag Warning & Power Shutoff Updates

Posted on October 28, 2019

10/28 at 5 PM:  The National Weather Service has issued a new Red Flag Warning for 8 AM Tuesday 10/29 through 4 PM Wednesday 10/30 that includes all of Sonoma County.  A Red Flag Warning is issued for weather events which may result in extreme fire behavior. As of 4 PM today, our area is...

10/28/19, 8:30 AM: City on STANDBY for Shelter Services; No Donations Needed at This Time

Posted on October 28, 2019

Monday, October 28 at 8:30 AM: The City and County have prepared the Sonoma Veteran Memorial Building to be available as a shelter for evacuees from the Kincade Fire.  We remain in close contact with County Emergency Services and are prepared to activate the shelter if and when it is needed, working with our partners...
Power Shutoff Update

10/27, 3:00 PM – PSPS/Wind Advisory/Red Flag Update

Posted on October 27, 2019

10/27, 3:00 PM - The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Sonoma County in effect from 8:00 PM Saturday, October, 26th to 11:00 AM, Monday, October 28th due to dangerously strong winds. Extreme fire conditions are in effect with strong north to northeast winds and low humidity through much of Sunday, Oct....
Power Shutoff Update

10/27, 9:00 AM – Red Flag Warning, High Wind Advisory, PG&E Power Shutoff Updates

Posted on October 27, 2019

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Sonoma County in effect from 8:00 PM Saturday, October, 26th to 11:00 AM, Monday, October 28th due to dangerously strong winds. Extreme fire conditions are in effect with strong north to northeast winds and low humidity through much of Sunday, Oct. 27. Conditions can result...

Communication Tools & Tips in a Power Outage

Posted on October 26, 2019

10/26/19:  As of this evening, almost all of the City of Sonoma continues to have power.  However, several areas of Sonoma Valley have been de-energized, and the predicted high wind conditions over the next 24-36 hours may result in unplanned power outages.  Because potential disruptions to electricity, internet service, or cell service can impact the...
Power Shutoff Update

10/26, 3:00 PM – City of Sonoma Red Flag Warning, High Wind Advisory & Power Shutoff Update

Posted on October 26, 2019

The City of Sonoma is preparing to respond to the impacts of a power shutoff conducted by PG&E, a Red Flag Warning and High Wind Advisory expected to arrive today, October 26th and last through Monday, October 28th. While the PSPS is not currently expected to impact a majority of the City including the plaza, the status could...
Sonoma Plaza Park

Plaza Park Closed on Sunday; Businesses Remain Open

Posted on October 26, 2019

Based on high winds forecasted, the Sonoma Plaza Park will be closed on Sunday, October 27. Signage will be posted at the park on late Saturday afternoon. The City Hall driveway will also be closed on Sunday, and the Sonoma County transit bus stop will relocate from the driveway to Napa Street directly in front...
PG&E's 7 day potential psps forecast

Red Flag Warning, High Wind Advisory & Potential Power Shutoff (10/26) through Monday (10/28)

Posted on October 25, 2019

The City of Sonoma is preparing to respond to the impacts of a possible power shutoff conducted by PG&E, a Red Flag Warning and High Wind Advisory expected to arrive Saturday, October 26th and last through Monday, October 28th. RED FLAG WARNING & HIGH WINDS The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning...
Sonoma County Department of Health Services

Smoke Health Advisory from Sonoma County Health Services

Posted on October 25, 2019

Sonoma County Department of Health Services has issued a Smoke Health Advisory due to the Kincade Fire. They advise that there may be parts of northern Sonoma County where air quality conditions are unhealthy. Changing wind patterns and pending fire conditions are making air quality unpredictable. This health advisory will remain in effect until the...
7-day PSPS Forecast

Potential “Weekend” PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Event – October 26 &27

Posted on October 24, 2019

PG&E is currently monitoring a weather event projected to arrive late Saturday, October 26th and continue through Monday, October 28th.  A large portion of the North Bay including Sonoma County is currently under a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) “Elevated” warning status for this developing weather event. This status could change as weather forecasts evolve,...
Power Shutoff Update

10/24, 5:30PM – PG&E Power Shutoff & Restoration Update

Posted on October 24, 2019

Power has been restored to customers in the City of Sonoma. The Charging Center at the Veteran’s Memorial Building is now closed. PG&E is currently monitoring a weather event projected to arrive late Saturday, October 26th through Monday, October 28th. Sonoma County is currently under a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) “Elevated” warning status for this...
211 vs 911

When to Call 211 and 911

Posted on October 24, 2019

211 Sonoma County is connecting people to health information, social services and referrals through a comprehensive resource database. Turn to 211 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health...
Power Shutoff Update

10/23, 5:00 PM – Power Shutoff Update from the City of Sonoma

Posted on October 23, 2019

PG&E proactively shut off power to parts of the City of Sonoma (City) and Sonoma Valley beginning at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 23rd. See the PG&E outage map. Power restoration is expected to begin at noon on Thursday with most restoration expected to be completed by the end of the day on Thursday with...
PSPS Watch Graphic

City of Sonoma Prepares to Respond to Potential Power Shutoff Wednesday (10/23)

Posted on October 22, 2019

The City of Sonoma is preparing to respond to the impacts of a possible power shutoff conducted by PG&E. The agency informed City and County officials that Sonoma County is under a Public Safety Power Shutoff  (PSPS) "Watch,” and current weather conditions may lead to a de-energization event beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 23, 2019. PG&E...
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Red Flag Warning for North Bay Wednesday (10/23) at Noon – Thursday (10/24) at 4PM

Posted on October 22, 2019

The US National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay including Sonoma County beginning Wednesday (10/23) at Noon to Thursday (10/24) at 4 pm. 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...
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