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Emergencies and Disasters Since 2002

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The follow chart provides information for disasters and emergencies in Sonoma County from 2002 to 2022. The chart describes date, event name, and details regarding the event, it’s declaration status, and scope.

DATES EVENT NAME TYPE OF EVENT EOC ACTIVATION DAYS EOC ACTIVATED SCOPE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROCLAMATION DATE OF PROCLAMATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY DATE OF TERMINATION/    EXPIRATION OF LOCAL PROCLAMATION FEDERAL DISASTER NUMBER
April 2021 -  Drought Drought No -   State 4/27/2021 Ongoing -
Oct 25-27, 2020 PSPS PG&E Power Shutoff Yes 3 46K w/o power Local 10/24/2020 10/31/2020 -
Sept 28 - Oct 5, 2020 Glass Fire Wildfire Yes 10 67K acres incl Napa Federal 9/28/2020 12/2/2020 DR-4569
Aug 18 - Sept 8, 2020 LNU Complex (Walbridge) Fires Wildfire Yes 17 57,569 acres Federal 8/20/2020 11/25/2020 DR-4558
Mar 1, 2020 - ∞ COVID-19 Pandemic Pandemic Yes 78 485K residents Federal 3/4/2020 Ongoing DR-4482
Jan 7 - Feb 3, 2020 JRT Encampment Encampment Health & Safety Yes 28 250+ residents Local 7/10/2018 Ongoing -
Nov 20-21, 2019 PSPS PG&E Power Shutoff Yes 2 139K w/o power Local 11/19/2019 1/14/2020 -
Oct 23 - Nov 7, 2019 Kincade Fire Fire/PG&E Power Shutoff Yes 13 78,758 acres Federal 10/31/2019 Ongoing FM-5295
Oct 23-25, 2019 PSPS PG&E Power Shutoff Yes 1 65K w/o power Local 10/22/2019 1/14/2020 -
Oct 8-9, 2019 PSPS PG&E Power Shutoff Yes 4 180K w/o power Local 10/7/2019 12/8/2019 -
Sept 23-24, 2019 PSPS PG&E Power Shutoff Yes 3 2.4K w/o power Local 9/23/2019 10/8/2019 -
Feb 25 - Mar 4, 2019 2019 Flood Winter Storm/Flooding Yes 7 River to 45.4' Federal 2/26/2019 11/19/2019 DR-4431
Oct 8- Nov 1, 2017 Tubbs/Nuns Fires Wildfire Yes 41 110,000K+ acres Federal 10/9/2017 10/15/2019 DR-4344/FM-5220
Jan 9 - Feb 4, 2017 2017 ("Four-peat") Flood Winter Storm/Flooding Yes 2 River to 35' - - - -
Sept 5-6, 2015 Valley Fire Wildfire Yes 2 Lake County - - - DR-4240
Aug 6 - Sep 4, 2015 Napa Earthquake Earthquake Yes 5 Minimal impact Federal 8/30/2014 9/30/2014 DR-4193
2014-2016 Drought Drought No - State 2/25/2014 3/1/2016 -
Dec 10-12, 2014 Flood Winter Storm/Flooding No - Healdsburg flooding Local 12/11/2014 1/17/2015  
Mar 11, 2011 Tohoku Tsunami Tsunami Yes 1 No damages Federal 3/11/2011 4/10/2011 DR-1967
Apr 23 - Jun 2, 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic No -   Federal 5/4/2000 6/5/2009 N/A
Nov 7-12, 2007 Cosco Busan Oil Spill Oil Spill No -   State 11/8/2007 12/11/2007 -
Mar 29-Apr 16, 2006 Spring 2006 Flooding Winter Storm/Flooding No - Slides, roads Federal 4/12/2006 6/6/2006 DR-1646
Dec 30, 2005 - Jan 4, 2006 New Year's Flood Winter Storm/Flooding Yes 5 River to 41.8' Federal 12/31/2005 3/7/2006 DR-1628
Sep 3-7, 2004 Geysers Fire Wildfire Yes 2 Lake County Federal - - FM-2554
Dec 20-22, 2002 Winter Storms Winter Storm/Flooding No - River to 35.7' Local 9/20/2002 4/8/2003 -

After Action Reports for many of the most recent events can be found athttps://sonomacounty.ca.gov/administrative-support-and-fiscal-services/emergency-management/reports

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