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  • Published on October 20, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    Evacuation areas have been updated. Mandatory evacuation orders remain in effect and are unsafe to re-enter.

  • Published on October 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Las agencias de respuesta de emergencia en todo el condado de Sonoma continúan luchando numerosos incendios en el condado. El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Condado permanece activo y tiene personal dia y noche.

  • Published on October 11, 2017 at 2:45 PM

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to fight numerous fires in the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains active and is staffed around the clock.

  • Published on October 11, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Las agencias de respuesta de emergencia en todo el condado de Sonoma continúan luchando numerosos incendios en el condado. El Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia del Condado permanece activo y tiene personal día y noche.

  • Published on October 10, 2017 at 10:06 PM

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to fight numerous fires in the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains active and is staffed around the clock. As of 6:46pm, CalFire released information that 27,000 acres have burned, 16,000 structures have been threatened, and 571 structures have been destroyed (550 residential, 21 commercial). There are 11 confirmed fatalities from the emergency.

  • Published on October 10, 2017 at 3:39 PM

    Federal, state, county, and city elected officials, CAL FIRE personnel, the California Office of Emergency Services, Sonoma County schools, the Red Cross, and others assisting in the fire response and recovery will gather tonight at 6:30 pm for a public Community Meeting at Santa Rosa High School to provide status updates on the ongoing and active Sonoma County fires.

  • Published on October 10, 2017 at 11:53 AM

    Multiple public agencies are closed for tomorrow, including the Sonoma County Courts, all public schools and libraries. The Emergency Operations Center has received over 100 phone calls to the missing person hotline. 7 fire related fatalities were confirmed by the Sonoma County Coroner’s Office. Mandatory evacuations are still in effect for parts of Sonoma County. 24 evacuation centers are open to the public. Evacuation orders remain in effect and many areas remain unsafe. Do not enter a road that is closed or attempt to return to your home before evacuation orders are issued.

  • Published on October 9, 2017 at 6:39 AM

    Evacuations have been ordered in a number of areas. It is critical that residents comply with law enforcement when they are told to evacuate. Information on evacuations will be shared on the Sonoma County Facebook page and the Sheriff’s Office Nixle as it becomes available. 

  • Published on October 9, 2017 at 2:16 AM

    Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County are actively fighting numerous fires throughout the County. The County has activated the Emergency Operations Center, and is opening a shelter at the Finley Community Center, located at 2060 West College Ave in Santa Rosa, and will also accept small animals. The Sonoma County Fairgrounds, located at 1350 Bennett Valley Road, is available to accept large animals. Access the Fairgrounds via Gate 7 on Aston Ave.

  • Published on October 9, 2017

    The residents of Lake, Sonoma and Napa Counties have lived through multiple large damaging wildland fires over the past several years including the Rocky, Jerusalem and Valley fires, to name just a few.

  • Published on September 5, 2017

    Over the next month, vehicles and bicyclists will be detoured around Hauser Bridge for a total of seven days. These detours will allow the steel for the new bridge to be delivered and set in place, using the existing bridge to stage the construction.

  • Published on August 24, 2017

    Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport announces that Sun Country Airlines will begin its nonstop flights between Sonoma County (STS) and Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (MSP) beginning this Thursday, August 24, 2017.

  • Published on July 14, 2017
    On Monday, July 17, construction is set to begin on 54 miles of major roads in unincorporated Sonoma County. Improvements range from rebuilding roads to treatments that keep good roads in a good condition.
  • Published on June 7, 2017
    Today, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved the first contracts of the 2017 Pavement Program, kicking off construction on 54.49 miles of roads this summer, as part of a 97 mile program approved by the Board last year.
  • Published on May 16, 2017

    This week, construction ramped up on the replacement of Hauser Bridge, located on Hauser Bridge Road over the South Fork of the Gualala River about 4 miles east of the junction of Highway 1 and Kruse Ranch Road, near Cazadero.

  • Published on March 28, 2017

    Charles M. Schultz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) celebrates 10th anniversary of Alaska Airlines service. This milestone marks the Airline’s popular and convenient service that has carried nearly 2.25 million passengers on 38,000 flights to and from Sonoma County Airport.

  • Published on February 28, 2017

    Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport (STS) announces that United Airlines will offer three nonstop daily flights to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) starting June 8, 2017.

  • 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 January 5, 2017 at 5:55 PM

    The National Weather Service is currently forecasting a strong winter storm to pass over Sonoma County­ beginning Saturday and continuing through Monday.  Heavy rainfall and some flooding of rivers and creeks is possible.

  • 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 February 17, 2016
    The Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works is implementing new traffic calming measures on Agua Caliente Road West, between Sonoma Creek and Highway 12, to improve traffic safety conditions for motorists, cyclists, pedestrians and public transportation users.
  • 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
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