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October 5, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Releases Alert and Warning Exercise Findings in Report

Sonoma County Division of Emergency Management, in collaboration with local public safety agencies, conducted a first of its kind alert and warning exercise on the West Coast of the United States on September 10 and 12, 2018. Read full story


September 4, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County to Test Emergency Alerts

OnSeptember 10th and 12th Sonoma County will test emergencyalert and warning systems. During this testing period, residents and visitorsmay receive a phone call, an alert on their mobile device, or experienceinterruptions in local radio and television. Read full story


August 30, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Supervisors Declare September as National Preparedness Month

The SonomaCounty Board of Supervisors declared that September is National PreparednessMonth. The preparedness campaign provides an opportunity for all of us to readyourselves and our families now and throughout the year for potential emergencysituations. Read full story


August 20, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Transportation and Public Works Receives CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grant

SonomaCounty Transportation and Public Works (TPW) has been awarded a grant in theamount of $1,082,969 by CAL FIRE, Department of Forestry and Fire Protection,Fire Prevention Grants Program. Read full story


August 13, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Recognizes Child Support Awareness Month

TheSonoma County Board of Supervisors has acknowledged August as Child SupportAwareness Month, joining National and State leaders recognizing the vital roleof establishing, collecting and distributing child support to families. Read full story


August 1, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors Seeks Community Input at Safety Net Services Recovery Workshop

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors invites community members to attend and provide input to guide post-fire recovery efforts at an upcoming Safety Net Services Recovery public workshop, on August 7, 2018. Read full story


July 16, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Sonoma County Receives Award for Digital Response to Wildfires

The County of Sonoma is pleased to announce it hasbeen named the national first place winner by the Center for Digital Government(CDG) and the National Association of Counties (NACo) for the innovative andcollaborative digital response to the October wildfires. The Digital CountiesSurvey Awards recognize counties for their technology policies and practicesand only allocates ten winning spots for counties based on population. SonomaCounty takes home top honors in the 500,000 to 999,999 population category. Read full story


June 22, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

County of Sonoma Encourages Residents and Visitors to be Prepared for First Red Flag Warning of the Fire Season

The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning which is in effect from 11 am Saturday, June 23, 2018 to 8 PM Sunday, June 24, 2018. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions comprised of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures are either occurring now, or will shortly. Read full story


June 21, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Heat Notification: Tips to Stay Cool as Temperatures Rise

The National Weather Service is forecasting hot temperatures throughout the state and in Sonoma County over the next few days. The hottest weather will be on Friday, June 22, 2018 and Saturday, June 23, 2018. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s while temperatures closer to the coast will remain milder. Read full story


May 22, 2018 | Board of Supervisors Department

Joe Rodota Trail Portion Will Be Temporarily Closed to Reestablish Safe and Clean Environment

Beginning Wednesday, May 30, 2018, the County ofSonoma in collaboration with the City of Santa Rosa will temporarily close thesection of the Joe Rodota Trail (JRT) from Roseland Avenue to Dutton Avenue toremove unlawful encampments and reestablish a safe and clean environment forall trail visitors. The effort is anticipated to last two days, after which theCounty will reopen the closed section of the JRT for recreational trail use. Read full story