Public Safety Banner

Press Releases

Showing: 146 of 46

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

    The Russian River will recede to below flood stage at midnight tonight and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will deactivate at 6 pm, Cleanup and damage assessment continue throughout the weekend. Clear skies expected this weekend

  • Published on February 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM

    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicates the Russian will peak at 12 noon today, February 10th, at a crest of 34.4 feet.

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

    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center indicates the Russian River will reach minor flood stages at 10 pm tonight.

  • Published on January 18, 2017

    Effective Tuesday, January 17, 2017, Sonoma County’s Permit and Resource Management Department (PRMD) has opened a temporary permit center in Guerneville to help property owners obtain permits for non-structural storm damage repairs, such as drywall and electrical repairs, resulting from recent flooding of the Russian River.  Today, 1/24/2017, is the last day for the Temporary Mobile Permit Center, and that all operations will be at Permit Sonoma’s (PRMD) main office at 2550 Ventura Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA.

  • Published on January 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM

    While another winter storm is expected to hit Sonoma County starting Wednesday, January 18, 2017 the California Nevada River Forecast Center does not forecast flooding of the Russian River as a result.

  • Published on January 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    The California Nevada River Forecast Center forecasts the Russian River will remain at flood stage (above 32 feet) until 6 p.m. this evening. The County’s Emergency Operations Center continues to remain active to provide updated information and emergency services to Sonoma County residents.

  • Published on January 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    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. Six sites will be available to dispose of debris and trash, between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

  • Published on January 11, 2017 at 6:00 PM

    El Centro de  Pronósticos del Rio California/Nevada pronóstico que el Rio Ruso alcanzara su maximo a las 2 p.m. La cresta de inundacion a 37.7 pies. El pronóstico actual indica que el río permanecerá en fase de inundación hasta las 8:00 p.m. el Jueves.

  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 8:00 PM
    El Condado emite aviso de evacuación voluntaria en las áreas de inundación previstas
  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM

    An advisory evacuation notice has been issued from the Sonoma County Emergency Operation Center for residents living in the Russian River flood way and its tributaries. For your safety, you're requested to leave the areas below the 38.3-foot flood level in the lower Russian River area. Be sure to take essential items, such as medicine, with you.

  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 4:45 PM
    Debido a la llegada de una segunda tormenta, se espera que el Rio Ruso llegara otra vez a escenerio de inundación a 32.3 pies, hoy a las 5:00 p.m. El Centro de Pronósticos del Rio California/Nevada pronóstico que el Rio Ruso alcanzara su maximo mañana a las 6 p.m. La cresta de inundacion a 38.4 pies.
  • Published on January 10, 2017 at 4:00 PM

    Due to the arrival of a second winter storm, the Russian River is anticipated to again reach flood stage of 32.3 feet at 5:00 p.m. today. The California Nevada River Forecast Center forecasts the Russian River will reach its peak at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow, cresting at 38.4 feet.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 6:45 PM
    El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia responde a las inundaciones y se prepara para una segunda tormenta
  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 5:40 PM

    Russian River is currently cresting at 35.1 feet and is anticipated to remain at flood levels through 6 am on Tuesday, January 10th.  A second storm is predicted this evening and into tomorrow with high winds of over 40 miles per hour with moderate flooding on Wednesday January 11th.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 4:09 PM

    El Rio Russo alcanzo niveles de inundación (32 pies) a la 1 a.m. de esta mañana. Se anticipa la cresta de inundación (35.2 pies) ocurrirá a las 2 p.m.

  • Published on January 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM
    The Russian River reached minor flood stages of 32 feet at 1 am this morning, January 9 th. As of 9 am on January 9 th, the forecast model indicated that the Russian River will peak at 1 pm today, January 9 th, at a crest of 35.2 feet.

  • Published on January 8, 2017 at 7:15 PM
    El Condado de Sonoma abre el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia, empieza  evacuaciones voluntarias areas de inundation previstas.
  • Published on January 8, 2017 at 5:45 PM
    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center is indicating that the Russian River will reach minor flood stages at 10 pm tonight, January 8 th.
  • Published on September 25, 2016 at 6:10 PM

    The Sawmill Fire, which began at approximately 10:50 am today, has burned approximately 500 acres off Big Geysers Road and Geysers Resort Road, 10 miles east of Cloverdale. Due to ordered evacuations, the County of Sonoma has opened an Evacuation Center with the Red Cross. Read more

  • Published on March 11, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a second storm to pass through Sonoma County, with more heavy rainfall and some minor flooding of rivers and creeks. 

  • 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 21, 2015

    The Valley fire, which burned 75,781 acres, is now 75% contained. All roads in Sonoma County that were closed due to the Valley Fire are now open. Some road closures are still in effect in Lake County. Information regarding these closures can be found at www.fire.ca.gov/.

  • Published on September 20, 2015

    Soft road closures remain in effect for Ida Clayton Rd at SR 128. Evacuees trying to locate pets and animals left behind in the fire area can post information online.

  • Published on September 19, 2015

    For those wishing to make donations of goods to the Valley Fire Shelter, the Calistoga Beverage Company, located at 865 Silverado Trail North, Calistoga, CA 94515 is currently the designated site for drop-offs. Donations will be accepted every day from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

  • Published on September 19, 2015

    Residents of recently burned areas are advised to use caution in cleaning up ash from recent wildfires. The ash from trees burned in forest fires is relatively nontoxic and similar to ash that might be found in your fireplace. However, ash from burned homes and other items will likely contain metals, chemicals, and potentially asbestos, items that can be considered toxic if breathed in or touched with wet skin.

  • Published on September 17, 2015

    All advisory evacuation orders have been removed for Sonoma County residents. Soft road closures remain in place for two areas in northeast Sonoma County

  • Published on September 16, 2015

    Rains this afternoon offered a welcome assist to fire crews battling the Valley Fire, but this stint of rain is not expected to fully extinguish the fire. Road closures and advisory evacuation orders remain in place for Sonoma County.

  • Published on September 16, 2015

    Emergency responders report that while the fire continues to burn in the Geysers area, they have created significant fire breaks. The fire remains active and is subject to changes. A map of the fire area has been published on the website. Road closures and an evacuation advisory remain in effect for the Geysers area.

  • Published on September 15, 2015

    Emergency responders make progress in combating the Valley Fire. Emergency responders report that while the fire continues to burn in the Geysers area, they have created significant fire breaks and removed hazards that were impeding fire crews. The fire remains active and is subject to changes.

    For your safety, please avoid these areas. Individuals with residences or businesses in the area are allowed access these roads but are encouraged to use caution when entering.

  • Published on September 15, 2015

    The Valley Fire has burned 67,000 acres, is 15% contained, and 2,362 fire personnel from across the state are involved in the response. The Board of Supervisors approved supporting all County employees impacted by the disaster with a Disaster Leave Program which allows employees to share accrued leave time with those employees impacted by the disaster, and supported other administrative leave options that will assist impacted employees as they continue recovering from this event.

  • 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
  • Published on September 13, 2015

    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

    Advisory evacuations notify residents that existing conditions dictate that a Mandatory Evacuation Order may be given in the near future, but that the threat to lives is not yet imminent.

  • Published on September 13, 2015

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County are currently monitoring the Valley Fire taking place in Lake County. No Sonoma County residences threatened at this time. Sonoma County is supporting the disaster response in Lake County.

  • Health Services
    Published on September 9, 2015
    Health Services

    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. 

  • Health Services
    Published on September 4, 2015
    Health Services

    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.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 12, 2014
    County Administrator's Office
    The Russian River crested at noon today at 33.41 feet. It was at 32.85 feet as of 6:00 PM this evening. With the River levels receeding, and no rain forecasted for tomorrow, the County is moving from emergency operations to a focus on recovery efforts.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 12, 2014
    County Administrator's Office
    The latest forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center is indicating a reduced flood level estimate from the winter storm that began in Sonoma County on Wednesday. The latest modeling indicates that the peak of the Russian River flooding will occur at 11:00 AM today, at a crest of 33.3 feet. The River reached flood level (32 feet) at 5:15 AM Friday morning, and is anticipated to remain at or above that level through 8:00 PM. Rain is expected through 9:00 PM tonight, tapering off starting at 3:00 PM.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 11, 2014
    County Administrator's Office
    The most recent forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center is indicating reduced flooding impacts from the winter storm that began in Sonoma County yesterday. The latest modeling indicates that the peak of the Russian River flooding will occur at 1pm tomorrow afternoon, at a crest of 34.3 feet. It is estimated that the River will reach flood level (32 feet) at 3am Friday morning, and remain at or above that level through 10pm Friday night.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 11, 2014
    County Administrator's Office

    The most recent forecast from the California Nevada River Forecast Center is indicating reduced flooding impacts from the winter storm that began in Sonoma County yesterday. The latest modeling indicates that the peak of the Russian River flooding will occur at 10:00 AM tomorrow morning, at a reduced crest of 33.9 feet. Given the reduction in anticipated flood levels, the County will limit its recommendation for voluntary evacuation…

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 11, 2014
    County Administrator's Office

    The National Weather Service is again forecasting that the heavy rains associated with the storm will cause the Russian River levels to rise throughout the day, and that they would reach flood stage (32 feet) overnight Thursday to Friday, peaking at 37.5 feet. Friday afternoon. The County Administrator and Emergency Operations Center Director Veronica Ferguson has proclaimed a local emergency as of 10:00 AM this morning. The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has been open since 7:00 AM today, and the County is prepared to transport and shelter residents in areas at risk of flood. Voluntary evacuation notices in likely flood areas is beginning. Details of the notification areas will be forthcoming.

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 10, 2014
    County Administrator's Office
    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a strong winter storm to pass over Sonoma County beginning today, Wednesday December 10 th, and continuing through Friday. There will likely be areas of local flooding in the morning during the commute and as the morning progresses. This water will cause the Russian River levels to rise throughout the day, and it is anticipated that they will reach flood stage (32 feet) overnight Thursday to Friday, peaking at 38 feet Friday afternoon.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 10, 2014
    County Administrator's Office
    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a strong winter storm to pass over Sonoma County beginning today, Wednesday December 10th, and continuing through Friday. Strong winds, heavy rainfall, and some flooding of rivers and creeks is anticipated.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on December 10, 2014
    County Administrator's Office

    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a strong winter storm to pass over Sonoma County beginning today, Wednesday December 10th, and continuing through Friday. Strong winds, heavy rainfall, and some flooding of rivers and creeks is anticipated.

    The County is closely monitoring the situation, and is prepared to open the Emergency Operations Center if needed. The County’s Homeless & Community Services Team has conducted intensive outreach to shelter operators to identify expanded capacity...

    Read more

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on August 30, 2014
    County Administrator's Office
    Sonoma County issued a Proclamation of Existence of Local Emergency related to the 2014 South Napa Earthquake. This Proclamation will make County residents and business owners eligible for state and federal emergency funding if it is made available. The Board of Supervisors will hold a special meeting to ratify the proclamation by Friday, September 5 th.
  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on August 24, 2014
    County Administrator's Office

    There are no identified disruption to services in Sonoma County at this time as a result of the August 24th, 2014 American Canyon Earthquake. No personal injuries have been reported in Sonoma County; there have been reports of minor property damage.The County Emergency Operations Center opened early this morning, and…

  • County Administrator's Office
    Published on August 24, 2014
    County Administrator's Office
    There has been an earthquake centered near American Canyon in Napa County. The quake measured 6.0 on the Richter scale. Emergency Response personnel are working on minor issues throughout Sonoma County.
Items per page:
Sorting Options
  • 1

Contact Information

County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
Address
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235

Emergency Dial 9-1-1

Dial 911

If you are currently experiencing an actual emergency, please dial 911.

 

Some content on this page is saved in alternate format. To view these files, download the following software.

Windows Media Player   Windows Media® Player for Windows, Flip4MAC for MAC OSX
Compressed ZIP Archive   WinZip® for downloading compressed files
Return to top of page
Return to top of page