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Emergency Operations Center

Emergency Public Information Hotline: (707) 565-3856

The County provide will provide information regarding current conditions to the general public, media, and local agencies during periods of potential emergency (i.e. winter storms). 

During Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation, the designated Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Hotline Staff will answer the lines and provide information as requested. During an EOC activation, updates will also be available online: Public Safety Announcements, Sonoma County's Facebook page and Twitter feeds as appropriate.

When the EOC is not activated, the Emergency Public Information hotline (EPI) will provide only recorded information concerning local conditions and will also refer callers to additional sources of information.

  • Published on March 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a strong winter storm to pass over Sonoma County beginning today and continuing through Sunday.  Heavy rainfall and some flooding of rivers and creeks is anticipated. Current predictions indicate the Russian River will crest at 34.7 feet on Saturday morning. At this level, low-lying areas along the lower Russian River are expected to experience flooding...

  • Published on December 11, 2015
    Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds,  construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages.
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  • Published on March 10, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a strong winter storm to pass over Sonoma County beginning today and continuing through Sunday

  • Published on September 14, 2015

    The Valley Fire spread further into Sonoma County last night, and fire boundaries have been set north of Knights Valley and east of Alexander Valley. The public is advised to avoid the area in order to facilitate emergency response.

    Advisory evacuations were ordered by CAL FIRE for the following locations:

    • Pine Flat Road, addresses 5000 and above
    • Geysers Road out of Healdsburg, addresses 6000 and above
    • Geysers Road out of Geyserville, addresses 9400 and above
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The Sonoma County Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was constructed in 1974 and was remodeled in 2004. On a daily basis the building is used as a computer training center and in emergency conditions is converted into a full operating EOC.

The EOC is well equipped with a Local Area computer network, wireless local area network, telephones, dedicated multiple fax lines, four televisions, and numerous communication systems including an EAS transmitter for generating local emergency alerts. Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS) operators are located in the Auxiliary Communications Center linking the county EOC to public safety and amateur bands. A twelve-line Public Information Hotline is located adjacent to the Public Information Officer's office. A modular status board system is in place allowing information to be posted in each area.

The staffing pattern is Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS)-based and operational periods are determined during the initial stages of an event. The CAO (or other designated staff) serves as the EOC Director with additional staffing provided by County Department heads, managers and other designated personnel, and other supporting agencies including California Department of Forestry (CDF), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California National Guard (CNG), Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), PG&E, and American Red Cross. During an emergency event up to 75 individuals may staff the EOC.

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Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 220 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46229, -122.725377

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