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

Posted on March 27, 2023

Projected rainfall totals in the san francisco bay area.

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, downed trees and power outages.  Given its timing around the morning commute, this storm has the potential to be meaningfully impactful in the Bay Area.

How to Prepare:

Sandbags: Free sandbags are now available to City residents at City Hall during normal business hours, limit 10 bags per resident while supplies last. Additional bags are available for purchase at  Friedman’s Home Improvement Center (1360 Broadway).

Free sand is also available to City residents in the parking lot at Depot Park (270 1st ST W). The sandbag filling station at Depot Park is self-serve; please bring your own shovel.  Read our Sandbag Instructions to learn how to fill, stack, and construct sandbags properly.

Find additional sandbag filing station locations on the SoCoEmergency website.

How to report localized flooding or hazards: To report flooding, downed trees that are not blocking a roadway or other hazards in Sonoma city limits:

For emergencies that pose a threat to life and/or property, such as a downed power line, or downed trees blocking a roadway, always dial 9-1-1.

Warming Station: Homeless Action Sonoma (HAS) is operating a navigation center and warming station at 867 West Napa Street (site of the former Community Café). The center is open from 2:00 p.m. until 10:00 a.m. seven days a week, for anyone who needs a place to get out of the wet and cold nights.

Find additional warming center locations on the SoCoEmergency website.

Stay informed: Check the forecast regularly and listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to stay informed about any watches and warnings that are issued.

Visit our Emergency Preparedness page for more information including an Emergency Supplies Checklist and visit and SoCoEmergency to learn more about how you can protect yourself, your family, and your community in the event of flooding.

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