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  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on November 26, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    The Power Shutoff & Wildfire Safety Town Hall was held at the Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall, 126 1st Street W, Sonoma, California on Monday, November 25, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m where the public heard from experts and local officials.  A summary of 2018 and 2019 Fire Relief & Recovery legislation was presented.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on November 20, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    PG&E has shutoff the power to portions of Sonoma County, and may turn power off in additional areas throughout the day (11/20/2019)

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on November 18, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    A Red Flag Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for the North Bay mountains and East Bay hills above 1000 feet beginning late Tuesday evening, November 19, through Thursday morning, November 21, 2019.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on November 4, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management
    The Kincade Fire PG&E Power Shutoff that began October 23, 2019 disrupted communities across Northern California.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 28, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Even though PG&E is beginning safety inspections, power shutoffs are expected to occur at 2 a.m. for public safety as high winds are expected to return on Tuesday at 6 a.m.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 26, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    PG&E has announced that they will initiate another Public Safety Power Shutoff that will impact significant portions of Sonoma County on Saturday (10/26), Sunday (10/27), and Monday (10/28). The timing for the shutoff begins Saturday starting as early as approximately 1:00 p.m. (10/26). Due to the intensity of the forecasted weather and the likelihood of damage to PG&E’s infrastructure, it is anticipated that over 90,000 PG&E customers throughout portions of Sonoma County will be impacted for an extended period of time. Community members are urged to prepare now in the event of an extended outage lasting multiple days.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 25, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    PG&E began restoring power to Sonoma County yesterday afternoon, October 24. As of 10 pm last night, PG&E restored power to 81% of the customers impacted in Sonoma County by the October 23 power shutoff. PG&E is projecting 100% power restoration to areas of Sonoma County impacted by the power shutoff by today (10/25)at 7 pm. Due to damage and needed repairs, particularly in and around the footprint of the Kincade Fire, some areas of the County will experience delays in restoration.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 24, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Residents of the Fitch Mountain community are invited to participate in the County of Sonoma’s evacuation drill. This event has been postponed until further notice. 

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 23, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Sonoma County is under a red flag warning for critical fire weather until Thursday at 4PM. PG&E is conducting an imminent power shutoff, which may cause you lose power starting at 3 PM today, October 23, 2019. A prolonged outage may reduce our ability to warn you in the event of an emergency. Please remain aware of your surroundings and be prepared to evacuate if you feel in danger.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 16, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Millions of people in schools, organizations and homes participate! Everyone, everywhere should practice earthquake safety. International ShakeOut Day is October 17, but you can drill on any day.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 8, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    A majority of Sonoma County is under a red flag warning for critical fire weather from Wednesday at 5AM through Thursday at 5PM. PG&E is conducting an imminent power shutoff. You may lose power starting at midnight tonight. A prolonged outage may reduce our ability to warn you in the event of an emergency. Remain aware of your surroundings and be prepared to evacuate if you feel in danger.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on October 7, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for vast portions of Northern California. PG&E is considering conducting a power shutoff across portions of approximately 30 counties including Sonoma County. The County of Sonoma is following the situation closely to respond appropriately.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on September 26, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Residents of Mill Creek are invited to participate in a Sonoma County Evacuation Drill on October 19th. The Department of Emergency Management is working with residents to refine evacuation map for the local area, and procedures.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on September 23, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    PG&E has announced that they do not project a power shutoff event for today, Monday 9/23 for Sonoma County. PG&E will continue to monitor the weather for a potential shutoff on tomorrow, Tuesday 9/24.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on August 20, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Emergency preparedness information for persons with disabilities, seniors, and others with access and functional needs – Everyone needs to understand their risk to various hazards, make a plan to stay safe, have an emergency kit, and plan to stay informed as events unfold.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on July 22, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    PG&E will shutdown electrical power to certain areas during times of high risk of wildfire to protect the public. Power could be out for a number of days depending on conditions. Learn more about what to do if your power goes out.

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on July 15, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    If PG&E has told you that they may turn off your electricity within the next 48 hours, here are some important things to do now...

  • Department of Emergency Management
    Published on July 8, 2019
    Department of Emergency Management

    Here are 8 things you can do to start to get ready for the potential loss of power…

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Christopher Godley, Director
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Suite 220 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46229, -122.725377

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