Emergency Information You Can Use | Sonoma Ecology Center

Given the forecasted high winds, planned power outages, and a fire already underway to our north, there is much to keep track of this weekend. Below is a list of links to real-time information intended to help you stay up to date when it comes to fires, weather, power shutoffs and air quality.

Meteorologists predict a major wind event – with gusts as high as 80 miles per hour – for parts of Sonoma County on Saturday night and Sunday. Due to the dryness of our air and vegetation, this can be a dangerous situation and we urge locals to be extremely careful when it comes to potential fire sources (anything from a cigarette butt to a lawnmower can start a conflagration) as well as potential falling objects such as unstable trees or tree limbs.

For its part, PG&E is taking the usual precaution by shutting off power to at least parts of Sonoma Valley. Please make preparations if you think your residence may be affected – and keep in mind that if the power is off on Monday, we are prepared to host pop-up day camps for local kids as needed. (Power is already off at Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, which remains open to the public on Friday although campfires are prohibited. Sugarloaf will be closing Saturday at 6 p.m. and could remain closed through Sunday. To see weather and air conditions at Sugarloaf, go to https://sugarloafpark.org/weather/.)

We’re especially concerned for parts of Sonoma County south of the still-raging Kincade Fire that could be threatened should the wind shift in that direction. To our friends there and throughout Sonoma County and Sonoma Valley: please stay safe!

 

Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency Information You Can Use