Department of Emergency Management Sonoma County

Emergency History Since 1995

Sonoma County has been widely recognized as a good place to sell umbrellas. Numerous winter storms have brought heavy winds and rain, causing flooding in the lower Russian River, Petaluma River and local streams and creeks. Sonoma County has activated the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the January and March 1995 Winter Storms, large storms in December 1995 and February 1996, the Cavedale and Porter Creek Wildfires in August 1996, the New Year's Flood of 1997, the 1998 El Nino Flood and Rio Nido Slide incidents, as well as the 2004 Geysers Fire.

Statistics

  • 23 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Activations
  • 14 Proclamations of Local Emergency
  • 9 Gubernatorial Disaster Proclamations 
  • 7 Presidential Emergency/Disaster Declarations

Emergency Events 2019

  • Kincade Fire - October 23 - November 7
    • EOC Activation
  • PG&E Power Shutoff – October  
    • EOC Activation
  • February Flooding – February 
    • EOC Activation

Emergency Events 2018

  • PG&E Power Shutoff – October 
    • EOC Activation

Emergency Events 2017

  • LNU Complex Fires – October
    • EOC Activation
  • Four-Peat Flood – February 
    • EOC Activation
  • Double Crest Flood – January
    • EOC Activation

Emergency Events 2015

  • Valley Fire – September 2015   
    • EOC Activation
  • Napa Earthquake – August 2014  
    • EOC Activation

Emergency Events 2013

  • Officer Involved Shooting Protests - October 29 & November 5
    • EOC Activated

Emergency Events 2012

  • Holiday Near Flood - December 2
    • EOC Activated

Emergency Events 2011

  • Drought (2011 – 2019)
    • Local Emergency
  • Great Tohoku Tsunami - March 11
    • EOC Activated
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation
    • Presidential Declaration

Emergency Events 2009

  • H1N1 Event - April through May
    • Local Emergency

Emergency Events 2007

  • San Francisco Bay Oil Spill - November 7
    • Local Emergency
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation

Emergency Events 2006

  • Spring Flooding - March 29 through April 16
    • Local Emergency
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation
    • Presidential Declaration
  • New Year's Flood - December 30, 2005 - January 4, 2006
    • EOC Activated
    • Local Emergency
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation
    • Presidential Declaration

Emergency Events 2004

  • Geysers Fire - September 3 through 7
    • EOC Activated
    • Local Emergency

Emergency Events 2002

  • December Winter Storms - December 
    • Local Emergency

Emergency Events 1999

  • February Winter Storm - February 8 through 10 
    • Local Emergency
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation

Emergency Events 1998

  • 1998 - Flood of '98 (Rio Nido) - February 2, 1998 - January 4, 2000
    • EOC Activated
    • Local Emergency
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation
    • Presidential Declaration

Emergency Events 1997

  • Superbowl Flood - January 25 
    • EOC Activated 
  • New Year's Flood - December 30, 1996 - January 4, 1997
    • EOC Activated
    • Local Emergency
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation
    • Presidential Declaration

Emergency Events 1996

  • Porter Creek Fire - October 27-28
    • EOC Activated 
  • Cavedale Fire - July 31 - August 5
    • EOC Activated
    • Local Emergency
  • Jenner Sand barrier - July 3 - August 5
    • Local Emergency
  • February Winter Storm - February 4-5
    • EOC Activated

Emergency Events 1995

  • December Winter Storm - December 11-12
    • EOC Activated
    • Local Emergency
  • Flood of '95, Part II - March 7-15
    • EOC Activated
    • Local Emergency
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation
    • Presidential Declaration
  • Flood of '95, Part I - January 8-31
    • EOC Activated
    • Local Emergency
    • Gubernatorial Proclamation
    • Presidential Declaration

Contact Information

Christopher Godley, Director
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Address
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 220 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46229, -122.725377

SoCoEmergency.org

SoCo Emergency website

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Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information