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  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was deactivated at 6:00pm on February 9, 2017. County officials  continue to monitor weather conditions and assess any storm related impacts.

  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM

    The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated at 5:00pm on February 9, 2017, due to the latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicating the Russian River reaching minor flood stages.

  • Published on January 24, 2017
    Permit Sonoma (PRMD)

    To help storm-impacted residents of the Russian River area, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (Permit Sonoma) has opened a temporary permit center January 17, 2017 through and including January 24, 2017 at the Veterans War Memorial building located at 16255 1st Street (at Church Street) in Guerneville. This permit center will process and issue permits for non-structural storm damage repairs. Applicants must be the property owner of record, their authorized agent, or their contractor. Permit processing fees are waived for storm–related damage repair permits.

    Permit Center Hours, Location, & Phone Number

  • Published on January 19, 2017

    Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Friday, January 20, 2017 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.

  • Published on January 18, 2017

    Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Friday, January 20, 2017 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.

  • Published on January 13, 2017

    Beginning Friday, January 13, 2017, Sonoma County Transportation and Public Works Department will provide disposal sites for residents and businesses affected by Russian River flooding.

  • Published on January 12, 2017

    Health and safety tips to consider as flood waters recede and residents return home.

  • Published on January 12, 2017

    Be prepared to safely handle food and water in the event that flooding occurs.

  • Published on January 12, 2017

    After natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, excess moisture and standing water contribute to the growth of mold in homes and other buildings. When returning to a home that has been flooded, be aware that mold may be present and may be a health risk for your family.

  • Environmental Health & Safety

    Published on January 12, 2017
    Environmental Health & Safety

    Wells that have been inundated by floodwaters may pose a health risk. Residents are advised not to use potentially contaminated well water for drinking, cooking or bathing until the water has been disinfected and tested and determined to be safe. Once the floodwaters have receded, the County recommends well disinfection using the following procedure:

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    If you have structural safety concerns regarding your home or business due to damages from the recent storm, please use the SoCo Report It app.

  • Published on January 11, 2017

    Treat all low hanging and downed power lines as if they are energized and extremely dangerous. Keep yourself and others away from them. Be aware of trees, pools of water and other objects that may be in contact with power lines.

  • Published on January 10, 2017
    Sonoma County Animal Services is available to help any individual with relocating and sheltering companion animals during the storm.
  • Published on January 10, 2017
    For safety’s sake, always assume that a fallen power line is live,
  • Published on January 6, 2017
    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.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on June 28, 2016
    Sonoma County Animal Services
    July 4th fireworks are a “blast” for people, but they’re terrifying for pets. Shelters like ours fill up after fireworks events because animals--terrified by the noise--flee in order to try to escape. Confused, they may hide (cats) or be unable to find their way home and end up at the shelter or hit by a car.
  • Published on January 13, 2016
    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.
  • Published on September 16, 2015

    County of Sonoma has just published an interactive map of the 2015 Valley Fire in Northern California.  The map uses data published by Cal Fire and will be automatically updated.

  • Published on September 9, 2015

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Bay Area, including Sonoma County, warning of high temperatures today and through the end of the week. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s. Sonoma County Department of Health Services reminds residents that excessive heat poses a significant health risk, particularly to the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases. Heat-related illnesses range from…

  • Published on September 4, 2015

    On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a health warning to the public to keep animals away from the Russian River.

  • Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Published on April 10, 2015
    Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Public meeting notice for the Airport Boulevard at Highway 101 Interchange Landscaping Project. Meeting will be held at the Permit and Resource Management Department Hearing Room (at the County Center in Santa Rosa), on May 12 at 6:00 PM.
  • Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Published on April 6, 2015
    Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of April 6 through 10, 2015.
  • Transportation & Public Works, Roads Division
    Published on March 30, 2015
    Transportation & Public Works, Roads Division
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of March 30 through April 3, 2015.
  • Department of Transportation & Public Works
    Published on March 16, 2015
    Department of Transportation & Public Works
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of March 16, 2015.
  • Transportation & Public Works, Roads Division
    Published on March 9, 2015
    Transportation & Public Works, Roads Division
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of March 9 through 13, 2015.
  • Transportation & Public Works, Roads Division
    Published on March 2, 2015
    Transportation & Public Works, Roads Division
    Road maintenance update for the week of March 2 through 6, 2015.
  • Transportation & Public Works, Roads Division
    Published on February 23, 2015
    Transportation & Public Works, Roads Division
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of February 23 through 27.
  • Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Published on February 16, 2015
    Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of February 16 through 20, 2015.
  • Health Services
    Published on February 5, 2015
    Health Services
    California is currently experiencing a large outbreak of measles which can be a serious illness. To learn how to protect yourself and your family read this letter from the Sonoma County Health Officer.
  • Transportation & Public Works - Roads Division
    Published on February 2, 2015
    Transportation & Public Works - Roads Division
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of February 2 through 6, 2015.
  • Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Published on January 12, 2015
    Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of January 12 through 16, 2015.
  • Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Published on January 5, 2015
    Transportation & Public Roads - Roads Division
    Road Maintenance Update for the week of January 5 through 9, 2015
  • Sonoma County Water Agency
    Published on December 11, 2014
    Sonoma County Water Agency
    Recent heavy rainfall due to a large atmospheric river has resulted in several wastewater overflows within the Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District and one in the Penngrove Sanitation Zone. Wastewater maintenance and work crews, including biologists, have responded to the overflows. Staff is working to minimize the flows as much as possible, evaluate any impacts to public and environmental health, and will continue to monitor the collection systems.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 9, 2014
    County Administrator's Office

    National Weather Service is forecasting heavy rain beginning Wednesday afternoon, December 10, 2014 and continuing through Thursday.

  • Transportation & Public Works
    Published on February 21, 2014
    Transportation & Public Works
    Public Contract Code section 22031 (b)(1) authorizes a county road commissioner to utilize the procedures set forth in Article 25 (commencing with Section 20390) of Chapter 1 of the Public Contract Code, as an alternative to the procedures set forth in the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act, to perform emergency work...
  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on January 10, 2014
    Board of Supervisors
    Information about the Community and Local Law Enforcement Task Force is now available online.  The Task Force was created by the Board of Supervisors as one of the community healing measures following the tragic death of Andy Lopez.
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