Severe Storms

Tips for a Severe Storm

  • Avoid unnecessary travel and slow down to a speed safe for the conditions.
  • Clear leaves from drains and gutters.
  • Do not drive into flooded areas. If floodwaters rise around your car, abandon the car and move to higher ground if you can do so safely. You and the vehicle can be quickly swept away.
  • Do not walk through moving water. Six inches of moving water can make you fall. If you have to walk in water, walk where the water is not moving.
  • Have supplies in the event of an extended power outage (food, batteries, blankets, battery, flashlights, etc).
  • If you encounter a flooded roadways, turn around!
  • Make sure your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors have fresh batteries.
  • Never drive over a downed power line.
  • Secure loose outdoor objects (holiday decorations, patio furniture, etc).
  • Trim trees and branches that could potentially fall on your home.
  • Watch for fallen branches and limbs.
  • We do not recommend the usage of candles. In the event you opt to use them, do not leave candles unattended.

Report Hazardous Weather Conditions

To report trees blocking roadways, sidewalks and creeks, please call the Park Division Office 707-543-3770, during office hours 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and after hours at 707-543-3805. In the event of an emergency such as downed power lines or a tree that is causing an immediate life/safety issue please call 911.

Please report minor flooding in the roadway by calling 707-543-3800 during business hours or 707-543-3805 after hours.

Please report power outages to PG&E at 1 800-743-5000.

Prepare for Upcoming Storms

Due to the predicted weather related issues Santa Rosa CityBus may experience detours and delays. To check on system status and please call 543-3333 extension 0 for current information, or check online at

Find more information about Emergency Preparedness Kits.

For all current watch/warning/advisories, visit the National Weather Service Website.