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

Posted on February 2, 2024

A map of the bay area with a portion filled in a green color to indicate the area under a flood watch.

The National Weather Service reports that another storm will impact the Bay Area this weekend, with the region under both a Flood Watch from late afternoon Saturday – Monday morning and a Wind Advisory from Saturday morning – Monday morning.  The City of Sonoma is forecast to receive 2 – 3″ of rain beginning Saturday night through Monday morning.  As the rain continues, so do concerns about flooding, downed trees, and power outages.

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 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 and county road closure information 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:

  • During regular business hours Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. call the City of Sonoma Public Works Department at 707-938-3332.
  • After regular business hours call the Sonoma Police Department Non-Emergency Dispatch at 707-996-3601.

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.

Stay informed: Check the forecast regularly and listen to local news or 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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