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Weekly Roundup for February 2, 2024
Published: February 02, 2024
Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:
- Winter storm update and safety reminders
- Latest issue of SoCo Correspondent, SoCo Chat now available
- New county newsletter hub opens access to all
- Other Sonoma County news of note
Winter storm update, safety reminders, closures & warnings
As new storms bring more rain, please be prepared for potential flooding, winds and possible power outages. The National Weather Service has indicated that a substantial storm is forecasted to hit at 4 a.m. on Sunday, February 4 and persist until Wednesday, February 7.
Sonoma County anticipates receiving 2-4 inches of rainfall accompanied by winds ranging from 35 to 50 mph. Weather-related impacts include waves of heavy rain, flooding on roads, increases in river and stream levels, fallen trees and power lines, as well as gusty winds.
We encourage everyone to exercise caution, avoid unnecessary travel during heavy rainfall and never drive through flooded roadways – TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN.
Additional safety tips include:
Sign up for alerts: https://socoemergency.org/receive-alerts/
Know your zone: https://socoemergency.org/get-ready/evacuation-map/
For sandbag locations, warming centers, road closures and more, visit: https://socoemergency.org/emergency/flooding/
There are several road closures in Sonoma County due to recent rainfall. Never drive around barricades. Local responders use them to safely direct traffic out of flooded areas.
For up-to-date road closures and delays 24/7, visit: http://roadconditions.sonoma-county.org/.
Plus, some Sonoma County Regional Parks and trails are temporarily closed due to stormy weather, flooding and other potential hazards. Get information about the status of each park before going by visiting: https://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/.
Latest issue of SoCo Correspondent, SoCo Chat podcast now available
In the latest issue of the SoCo Correspondent, you learned that the county launched a digital podcast series, SoCo Chat, that highlights county issues, stories and events, and other matters of public interest.
The new series is available in video and audio formats and features topical discussion with county officials, staff members and agency partners. Segments also feature historic anecdotes, stories and trivia questions that allow listeners to win prizes, including a SoCo Chat coffee mug.
Read the latest edition of SoCo Correspondent at: https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/sococorrespondent.
Learn more, tune in and subscribe to SoCo Chat:
County offers new hub for newsletters and information
Did you know the County of Sonoma offers more than 20 newsletters to be In-The-Know about important public matters?
Stay informed and updated by Sonoma County supervisors and departments by visiting:
Other Sonoma County news of note
Ballots to be mailed out next week for March Presidential Primary Election
Center for Climate Action and Innovation at Sonoma Developmental Center business plan released
Department of Child Support Services phone lines down
Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport welcomes investment in local economy with new Avelo Airlines crew base