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Weekly Roundup for September 9, 2022

Published: September 09, 2022

Today’s digest provides helpful and important updates on the following:

  1. New Flex Alert Issued Friday, Sept. 9
  2. Drought & Wildfire Preparedness
  3. Latest News from County of Sonoma

Flex Alert Issued Friday, Sept. 9

This week's heat has been challenging and our patience and promptness with energy conversation has made a difference and been appreciated.

Another Flex Alert is in effect today from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m., and power grid officials are asking all of us to continue conserving energy to protect public health and safety.

That means turning off or reducing non-essential power, if health allows, to avoid power interruptions.

Energy conservation tips include:

  • Set thermostat at 78 degrees or higher and turn off, if away
  • Cool with fans and draw drapes
  • Turn off unnecessary lights
  • Avoid using major appliances and charging electric vehicles

For local information including a list of cooling centers, please visit:

Drought & Wildfire Preparedness Tips

September is also National Preparedness Month, which means raising awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time.

Do you and your family have an emergency supply kit?

Put together an emergency supply kit before a disaster or emergency occurs and have it easily accessible so you can take it with you when you must evacuate. 

Learn more about emergency supply kits here:

Additional preparedness tips include:

For more emergency preparedness information, please visit:

FIRE PREVENTION TIP: Approximately 95 percent of all wildfires in California are caused by human activity. Do your part to prevent wildfires.

Whether it’s ensuring a campfire is completely extinguished, a grill is away from dry vegetation, or keeping a vehicle or lawn mower well maintained to prevent sparks, following just a few simple steps can help prevent wildfires.

Learn more at CAL FIRE One Less Spark:

For additional emergency preparedness tips including cooling centers, preparing for power outages and generator safety, visit:

DROUGHT TIP: Do you mulch? Mulch reduces evaporation and increases moisture retention in soil, which will help keep your plants healthy and save water.

For more tips to create big water savings in your yard, please visit:

Drought is Here. Save Water. To learn more, visit:

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, Sept. 10 from 3-7 p.m. for a community festival and an emergency preparedness fair at Larson Park in Sonoma. The event will be family friendly with activities, raffle prizes and Go Bags while supplies last. This is your chance to gather information on how to prepare and stay safe during emergencies.

Learn more:

Latest News from County of Sonoma

Pathway to Income Equity, Sonoma County’s guaranteed basic income pilot program, is now accepting applications. The program will award 305 qualifying Sonoma County residents, selected at random, $500 a month for two years.

To apply, please visit:

Applications will be accepted through midnight, Oct. 31. Eligibility is based on income, residency, and impact from COVID-19.

Sonoma County to host wildfire preparedness webinar Sept. 13  

Groundwater Users Can Now Review Fee Information Online

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