1. News Flash_Red Flag Warning Canceled_7.19.21

    CANCELED: Red Flag Warning is Canceled for Dry Lightning

    The National Weather Service has canceled the Red Flag Warning. Convection no longer looks favorable for the region so they have canceled the Red Flag Warning which includes the North Bay Mountains and upper elevations of Sonoma County. Read on...
  2. NF_County-City Logos

    CANCELED: Alert & Warning Exercise on 7/20

    CANCELED . . . Due to the fire weather concerns in the North Bay Mountains and the greater Bay Area, the City of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, and the National Weather Service Bay Area have decided to CANCEL the emergency alert and warning exercise. Read on...
  3. News Flash_Glass Fire Damaged Trees

    PG&E Begins Tree Hauling Program for Glass and LNU Lightning Complex Fires

    Property owners with fallen trees left on their property that PG&E felled following the Glass Fire now have option of getting them removed by PG&E Additional Info...
  4. NF_CoolingCenter2

    Cooling Center to Open, Excessive Heat Advisory Thru Sunday Night (7/11/21)

    The City of Santa Rosa will open a cooling center at Steele Lane Community Center on Saturday (7/10) and Sunday (7/11) Read on...
  5. News Flash_Excessive Heat Warning_7.8.21

    Excessive Heat Warning 12PM Friday (7/9) through 11PM Sunday (7/11)

    *UPDATE - Heat Advisory Issued For North Bay Valleys* The National Weather Service has now issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay Valleys from 12PM Friday, 7/9, through 11PM Sunday, 7/11. This advisory includes ALL of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  6. News Flash_Restrictions and Prohibitions

    Santa Rosa Adopts Mandatory 20 Percent Reductions in Water Use

    Effective Immediately: To protect the regions dwindling water supply, Santa Rosa adopts mandatory 20 percent reduction in water use and enacts water restrictions and prohibitions during 6/29/21 City Council meeting. Additional Info...
  7. News Flash_Sonoma Water Press Release

    State Board orders Reduction of Minimum Instream Flows and Diversions from the Russian River

    In response to worsening drought conditions in the Russia River Watershed, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) issued an order that will reduce minimum instream flow requirements in the lower Russian River. Additional Info...
  8. News Flash_Heat Advisory_6.14.21

    Heat Advisory and Excessive Heat Warning

    The NWS issued a Heat Advisory for the North Bay, including all of SR, in effect 11AM Wed (6/16) thru 1PM Fri (6/18). The Heat Advisory for Wed will upgrade to an Excessive Heat Warning for North Bay Mtns ONLY from 11AM Thu (6/17) thru 1PM Friday (6/18). Read on...
  9. image001

    UPDATE: Red Flag Warning Cancelled at 1PM, Tuesday (5/11)

    The National Weather Service has cancelled the Red Flag Warning ahead of the planned expiration at 6PM on Tuesday, 5/11 Read on...
  10. Sonoma Marin Partnership_ News Flash

    Sonoma, Marin Water Utilities Seek 20 Percent Voluntary Water Use Reduction

    The Water Advisory Committee (WAC) to the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) passed a resolution Monday asking customers of the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership to voluntarily reduce water use by 20 percent due to the drought. Additional Info...
  11. News Flash_County of Sonoma proclaims drought emergency

    County of Sonoma Proclaims Drought Emergency

    The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors today adopted a resolution proclaiming a local drought emergency and requesting the governor seek a Presidential Disaster Declaration. Additional Info...
  12. Governor Newsom at Lake Mendocino Press Conference

    Governor Declares Drought Emergency for Region

    Governor Newsom signs an emergency drought declaration for Sonoma and Mendocino counties, both part of the Russian River watershed. Additional Info...
  13. News Flash_NOAA Radio

    City to Distribute 12K NOAA Weather Radios to Residents to Enhance Emergency Alerting Capabilities

    City of SR plans to distribute 12K All Hazard NOAA Weather Radios to residents at drive-thru distribution events & via non-profit partnerships thanks to FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program to build on the City’s existing emergency alert & warning tools Read on...
  14. Cal OES Logo

    Governor Newsom Issues Executive Order to Support Communities Recovering from Wildfires

    The order extends the state’s prohibition on price gouging for counties impacted by various wildfires in August and September 2020. Additional Info...
  15. News Flash_City and County Set Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal

    City and County Set Deadline for Private Fire Debris Removal

    The County of Sonoma and City of Santa Rosa have set June 1, 2021 as the deadline for completion of private cleanup of fire debris. Read on...
  16. NF_Skyhawk OS Open

    Skyhawk Open Space Open to the Public

    Final assessment of Skyhawk Open Space determined the area was safe to reopen and the fencing has been removed for public access. The Fawn Drive pathway remains closed while repairs are completed to the damaged pedestrian bridge. Read More...
  17. City and County Logos

    Deadline to Submit Paperwork for Phase 2 Debris Removal Extended to Feb. 15

    The deadline for fire survivors to apply for the state consolidated fire debris removal program has been extended again to February 15, 2021 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Additional Info...
  18. News Flash_Flash Flood Watch_1.27.21

    Flash Flood Watch RE-ISSUED Through Thursday (1/28)

    The National Weather Service has re-issued a Flash Flood Watch that is now in effect and is specific to the burn areas of Sonoma County. This includes the Glass Fire burn area. Read on...
  19. 1.26.21_NWS_urban ans small stream

    Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas

    The NWS has issued a Urban & Small Stream Flood Advisory for Poor Drainage Areas for Santa Rosa lasting until 2:15am, 1/27 Read on...
  20. News Flash_Homeless Donations Needed

    Cold and Wet Weather Items Needed

    In preparation for the forecasted winter storm event this week, Catholic Charities’ Homeless Outreach Services Team (HOST), the City’s contracted outreach provider, is seeking cold and wet weather items for distribution to unsheltered community members. Read on...
  21. Rain Ready - Sand bag pile

    City Sandbag Filling Station Open for Rainy Season

    Free sand & bags available to Santa Rosa residents Read on...
  22. City and County Logos

    Reminder to Residents: Be Prepared for Potential Winter Storm Hazards

    The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to be prepared for winter storms. Read on...
  23. News Flash_Wind Advisory_1.25.21

    Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (1/26) through Wednesday (1/27)

    The National Weather Service has UPGRADED the High Wind Watch to a WIND ADVISORY for the Bay Area including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 PM Tuesday (1/26) through 7 AM Wednesday (1/27). Read on...
  24. State Debris Operations Dashboard

    New Dashboard Available for Tracking State’s Debris Removal Program

    Glass Fire Survivors who submitted an ROE can find details on cleanup activity happening on their property with this tool. Read on...
  25. NewsFlash_Zoom Meeting

    Glass Fire Recovery & Rebuilding Community Meeting on Jan. 20

    The meeting is meant for those whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the fire AND for those who live in the impacted area and want to be kept informed on progress during recovery. Read on...
  26. Burned Storm Drain

    Burned Underground Storm Drain Pipes Discovered in Skyhawk Open Space Area

    Recent heavy rain revealed a burned underground storm drain pipe, a result of the Glass Fire, which was discovered by staff in the Skyhawk Open Space area on Monday, Jan. 4. Read on...
  27. CivicPlus_NewsFlash_CountyRainReadyMap

    Access the Glass Fire Rain Ready Map

    County of Sonoma Rain Ready Map helps residents assess potential hazards for their properties to be better prepared for a rain event. Read on...
  28. City and County Logos

    Deadline to Submit Paperwork for Phase 2 Debris Removal Extended to Jan. 15

    The deadline for fire survivors to apply for the state consolidated fire debris removal program has been extended to January 15, 2021 by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Read on...
  29. County Logo

    Stay Home Order Effective at End of Day Friday (12/11)

    Residents are directed to stay at home except for work, shopping, or other essential activities allowed by the State’s Regional Stay Home Order. All sectors other than retail and essential operations must be closed. Outdoor recreation will be allowed. Additional Info...
  30. News Flash_Phase 2 Exemption

    Minor Burn Debris Removal/Cleanup

    If your property contains ONLY minor burned debris, you will need to apply for an exemption from Phase 2 debris removal and follow cleanup protocols outlined by the City Read on...
  31. City and County Logos

    FEMA’s Disaster Assistance Registration Center Closing

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mobile Registration Intake Center at Maria Carrillo High School will be closing December 9th due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the state. Read on...
  32. NewsFlash RedFlagWarning

    Red Flag Warning & Wind Advisory issued for North Bay including Santa Rosa

    The forecasted events are in effect 12/6 to 12/7; residents should secure outdoor holiday décor. Read on...
  33. City and County Logos

    Virtual Recovery Town Hall for Meyers, Walbridge and Glass Fire Debris Removal

    Fire survivors & property owners impacted by the Glass, Meyers & Walbridge fires are invited to attend a virtual town hall meeting on 12/2 at 5pm to learn more about the Consolidated Debris Removal Program operated by the CA Office of Emergency Services. Read on...
  34. City and County Logos

    Debris Removal Progress Map for Glass, Walbridge and Meyers Fires Now Available

    State’s debris removal program set to begin December 1 in Sonoma County. Property owners urged to submit Right of Entry forms as soon as possible. Read on...
  35. GlassFire - Trees CivicPlus NewsFlash-01

    Fire-Damaged Hazard Trees on Private Property Eligible for CA’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program

    Removal of fire-damaged hazard trees from private property, regardless of whether there is a burned structure on the property, can be included with the State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program Read on...
  36. Water Wattles - Glass Fire News Flash

    No Cost Wattles Available for Fire Impacted Properties to Prevent Storm Water Pollution

    With anticipated winter rains, it is critical that property owners in the Glass Fire burn areas, or downhill of burned areas, have preventative measure in place now to prevent ash, debris, and sediment from entering local creeks and waterways. Read on...
  37. City and County Logos

    Fire Debris Removal Training for Contractors and Debris Haulers

    Sonoma County Environmental Health and the City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with CalRecycle and Cal OES, will hold a webinar training on Fire Debris Removal for contractors and waste haulers on Nov. 16 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Additional Info...
  38. City and County Logos

    FEMA Mobile Registration Intake Center Opening Friday, 11/6, for Glass Fire

    Center to provide fire survivors with onsite support with registering for federal disaster aid Read on...
  39. City and County Logos

    State's Phase 2 Consolidated Debris Removal Program

    Right of Entry Form for Phase 2 of State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program now available for Walbridge, Meyers and Glass Fire survivors and is due by 12/15 Read on...
  40. City and County Logos

    State Initiating Phase 1 Household Hazardous Waste Sweeps for Glass Fire

    Virtual Town Hall Nov. 2 for Meyers, Walbridge and Glass Fires Debris Removal Read on...
  41. Emergency Vehicle Access road gate

    SRFD Opens Some Emergency Vehicle Access Road Gates

    Gates are open for Fire Department area patrolling during the peak of the forecast wind event Read on...
  42. NWS NewsFlash

    IMPORTANT Weather Alerts

    Red Flag Warnings and a Wind Advisory in effect beginning Sunday, 10/25 Read on...
  43. Calfornia Governor State Seal_CivicPlus News Flash

    Sonoma County Added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration

    Sonoma, Napa, and Shasta Counties added to Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to support state’s response to wildfires. Those impacted are now eligible for support, including crisis counseling, housing and unemployment assistance and legal services. Read More
  44. News Flash - Voting Options for those impacted by the Glass Fire

    Information for Voters Impacted by Disaster

    Residents whose homes were destroyed by the LNU or Glass Fires are encouraged to take action to preserve their voting options. Learn about the two options for updating voting information through the Sonoma County Registrar of Voters. Additional Info...
  45. 10.18.20 NWS Fire Weather Watch

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning beginning Monday (10/19) at 11 PM. Read on...
  46. New Flash_Heat and Wind Advisory_10.14.20

    Wind and Heat Advisory

    The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory from 10 PM this evening (10/14) through 11 AM Thursday (10/15) and has also issued a Heat Advisory from 11 AM Thursday (10/15) through 9 PM Friday (10/16). Read on...
  47. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_10.13.20

    Red Flag Warning in Effect Wednesday (10/14) Through Friday (10/16)

    The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 5 AM Wednesday (10/14) through 6 PM Friday (10/16) due to forecasted strong offshore winds out of the north-northeast. Read on...
  48. News Flash_Fire Weather Watch_10.12.20

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning beginning Wednesday (10/14) at 5am. Read on...
  49. Evacuation Update - Glass Fire_NewsFlash size

    Evac Warnings Rescinded in areas of City of Santa Rosa

    In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has rescinded Evacuation Warnings in all but one small area of the City of Santa Rosa. Read on...
  50. News Flash_Rain-Ready Property

    Preparing for Rain After Wildfires

    The City of Santa Rosa and the County of Sonoma encourage residents living in and around wildfire burn areas to prepare for the rainy season. Read on...
  51. News Flash_Supply and Support Station

    Support and Supply Stations

    Residents returning to areas burned in the Glass Fire are asked to visit supply and support stations operated by the County of Sonoma and the City of Santa Rosa to receive critical safety information and equipment. Read on...
  52. Evacuation Update - Glass Fire_NewsFlash size

    Remaining Evacuation Orders in Santa Rosa Downgraded to Warnings

    Residents of fire-damaged properties are encouraged to go to the City’s Supply and Support Station prior to returning home for re-entry kits and safety supplies Additional Info...
  53. Glass Fire Evacuation Order Timestamp Map News Flash

    Filing Claim for Additional Living Expenses (ALE) Incurred Due to Mandatory Evacuation

    The City has created a map that identifies when each zone in the City limits was under mandatory evacuation during the Glass Fire Read on...
  54. News Flash_Glass Fire Recovery

    Glass Fire Recovery Web Page

    The City of Santa Rosa has launched a new recovery web page for Santa Rosa fire survivors affected by the Glass Fire. Read on...
  55. News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

    SOME Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

    In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents in three more areas may reenter at this time. Read on...
  56. City and County Logos

    County and City to Open Local Assistance Center in Santa Rosa

    Residents affected by the Glass Fire will be able to access recovery services and resources at a Local Assistance Center beginning on Monday, Oct. 5. Read on...
  57. News Flash_Damage Assessment Map

    Glass Fire Property Damage Assessment Map

    Santa Rosa’s Property Damage Assessment Map for the Glass Fire is now available online. Read on...
  58. News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

    Some Evacuation Warnings Lifted

    In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has lifted SOME evacuation warnings. Read on...
  59. News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

    Some Evac Orders Downgraded to Warnings

    In coordination with CAL FIRE and the Santa Rosa Fire Department, the Santa Rosa Police Department has downgraded SOME evacuation orders. Residents in four areas may reenter at this time. Read on...
  60. News Flash_Heat Advisory EXTENDED_10.1.20

    Heat Advisory Extended Through Friday (10/2)

    The National Weather Service has extended the heat advisory for most of the region, including Santa Rosa. Read on...
  61. News Flash_Red Flag Warning_10.1.20_UPDATE

    Red Flag Warning beginning 1pm Thursday (10/1)

    The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for the North Bay Mountains above 1000 feet, specifically the Glass Fire, from 1 PM Thursday (10/1) to 6 AM Saturday (10/3) due for breezy northerly winds and critically dry conditions. Read on...
  62.  Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

    City to Open Cooling Center Thursday (10/1)

    Cooling center activation to offer residents relief during Heat Advisory Read on...
  63. News Flash_Fire Weather Watch_9.29.20

    Fire Weather Watch Upgraded to Red Flag Warning

    The National Weather Service has upgraded the Fire Weather Watch to a Red Flag Warning beginning Thursday (10/1) at 1pm. Read on...
  64. News Flash_Glass Fire Evacuation Update

    Update on Evacuation Orders

    Some evacuation orders or warnings have recently been lifted or downgraded. Read on...
  65. Fire and Tree

    Glass Fire in Sonoma County

    Evacuation warnings and orders, evacuation points, resources, and other information in response to wildfires which started on September 27 in Sonoma County. Read on...
  66. News Flash_Know Your Zone

    Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone

    While Santa Rosa is NOT currently threatened by any fires, we are expediting the release of our Designated Evacuation Zone (DEZ) map for large-scale mass evacuations, to clear up evacuation zone questions for City of Santa Rosa residents. Read on...
  67. Lamp, flashlight, water, masks, batteries, radio and med kit

    September is National Preparedness Month

    Review important emergency preparation information to ensure you are prepared for any type of emergency. Read on...
  68. News Flash_DEZ

    Know Your Designated Evacuation Zone How-To Video

    Watch this video that explains how to look up your evacuation zone with your address within the Santa Rosa city limits. Read on...
  69. Red Flag Warning for 8/23 - 8/24

    Red Flag Warning

    In effect for all of Santa Rosa from 5 AM Sunday, 8/23 to 5 PM Monday 8/24 due to dry lightning and gusty erratic outflow winds over existing wildfires Read on...
  70. News Flash_Excessive Heat Warning_8.17.20

    High Risk Heat Event Continues Through Wednesday

    The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued an excessive heat warning through midweek for Sonoma County, including Santa Rosa, where the hottest temperatures are expected to peak in the mid 90s to low 100s. Read on...
  71.  Cooling Centers Open 8/17 & 8/18

    City of Santa Rosa Opens Cooling Centers Monday through Wednesday, August 17 – 19, 11am – 7pm

    Cooling center activations to offer residents relief during forecast High Risk Heat events Read on...
  72. Energy Conservation

    Rotating Statewide Power Outages Possible through Wednesday Due to Strain on Power Grid

    State agency asking Californians to Conserve Energy in attempt to avoid energy interruptions Read on...
  73. Red Flag Warning Extended for August 16

    Red Flag Warning Extended

    The NWS has extended the Red Flag Warning for isolated dry lightning; Heat advisory in effect for 8/16 through 9pm Read on...
  74. News Flash_Heat Advisory_8.14.20

    Heat Advisory 8/14

    The National Weather Service has forecasted a long duration heat wave will impact the region from Friday (8/14) through at least Wednesday (8/19) of next week. Read on...