Flood update
For Immediate Release

County Storm Update: Advisory Evacuation Notice

Santa Rosa, CA  –  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.

For those who do not have relatives or friends outside of the evacuation area to stay with, there is an Evacuation Center at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial building (1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404). Domestic animal companions in crates are welcome. If you need assistance with transportation to the shelter, call (707) 585–7541.

The current forecast predicts the river to crest at 38.3 feet at 7 p.m. tomorrow. The river is predicted to go below flood stage at 11 a.m. on Friday.

For additional information and updates, visit www.sonomacounty.ca.govor call 2-1-1.


Transportation will be provided from the Russian River area to the Santa Rosa Veterans Building. Sonoma County Transit will stage a bus at the Guerneville Safeway to transport residents to the Evacuation Center at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial building. To request transport from the Mirabel Park and Ride, call (707) 585-7514.

Animal Services Evacuation Support

Sonoma County Animal Services is available to help with relocating and sheltering companion animals during the storm. Animal Services dispatch is available at (707) 565-7100 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and after hours, call Sonoma County Sheriff’s Dispatch at (707) 565-2121. For livestock shelter, the Sonoma County Fairgrounds is available, but there is an associated fee. Owners will need to provide care for their animals while they remain at the Fairgrounds. Relocation of animals to the Fairgrounds must be prearranged by calling Animal Services.


Contact Information

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