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Board of Supervisors Department

For Immediate Release

Sonoma County Monitoring Rain Forecast, Working with Residents to Prepare for Rainy Season

Santa Rosa,CA | November 20, 2018

Sonoma County Emergency Managers are coordinating with the National Weather Service to monitor the rain forecast for this week, and to identify any concerns in burned areas. At this time, the National Weather Service forecast does not include a flood watch or warning.

“We’re working with our local partners to ensure that our residents, our first responders and our communities are fully prepared to respond to any challenges this storm may bring as well as for the duration of this winter season.” shared Sonoma County Chair of the Board of Supervisors, James Gore.

The County will continue to work with property owners and contractors to ensure that all possible storm erosion control measures have been put into place to minimize runoff and debris that may flow into the storm drain systems.

Sonoma County is prepared to take additional measures should the forecast change, which may result in increased monitoring, staffing and communications.

It’s always good to be prepared. Here’s what you can do now to prepare for winter rains:


  • Stay informed by texting 888-777 to sign up for Nixle, and following the County of Sonoma on Social Media.
  • Receive Alerts by signing up at, and making sure that Wireless Emergency Alerts have not been disabled on your mobile device.
  • Plan ahead by packing an emergency kit and preparing an evacuation plan with two routes.
  • Be aware of changing conditions especially when driving. In case of flooding on roadways, “turn around, don’t drown.”



Contact Information

Public Information Office, County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
(707) 565-3040