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The Local Assistance Center is a one-stop-shop with critical government services for residents who have been impacted by the fires. Replace lost or destroyed vital documents (ID, financial information, etc.) and get connected with financial support services such as insurance information and apply for FEMA aid. Disaster assistance is available to all members of our community. You will not be asked to show proof of legal citizenship to receive assistance.  

SANTA ROSA FIRE EMERGENCY INFORMATION  

Updated Thursday October 19, 2017 7:08 pm  

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol are removing a road closure.  Highway 12 is now open between Dunbar Road and Madrone Road, which means all of Highway 12 is open.  No evacuation orders have been lifted.  Glen Ellen is still closed and under mandatory evacuation.  The north and south side of Highway 12 (commonly called the east and west sides by locals) are still closed and under mandatory evacuation.

Advisory: City Prepares Residents for Return to Neighborhoods; Coffey Park & Fountaingrove

The City of Santa Rosa begins controlled re-entry for Fountaingrove residents to return and visit their property on Saturday, October 21 at 10am. Controlled re-entry into the Coffey Park neighborhood resumes on October 21.  

Based on public feedback, the controlled access re-entry period for both areas is extended at least through Sunday, October 29, 2017. More details will be provided in the coming days.  

Sonoma County Animal Services Update

 

Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS) has been working around the clock since early Monday, October 9th, to rescue and shelter animals affected by the fires. Sonoma County Animal Services is a program of the Department of Health Services.  

SCAS will host a pet supply fair this Saturday, October 21st, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at our warehouse at 133 Aviation Blvd. in Santa Rosa to provide free animal care supplies to our community.  

Sonoma County Update on Multiple Fires

Update: October 13, 2017; 8:00 P.M.

 

SANTA ROSA, CA – Emergency response agencies throughout Sonoma County continue to fight numerous fires in the County. The County’s Emergency Operations Center remains active and is staffed around the clock.

CAL FIRE continues to release fire activity and containment information at approximately 7:00am and 7:00pm daily at fire.ca.gov. There are 19 confirmed fatalities from the emergency.

Confirmed Evacuation AreasMandatory Evacuation Orders Remain in Effect and are Unsafe to Re-enter. 

Santa Rosa, CA  –  October 10, 2017 at 5:35 PM  – 

Updated 5:35pm 10/10
  

Few Options for Drenched, Flooded Homeless

Jan 11, 2017
Sonoma County Regional Parks

Even before the latest series of cold and wet winter storms raked the North Bay, some 1000 homeless people were living outdoors in the elements across Sonoma County. And service providers have been able to offer little more to help them as the weather worsened.

Highway 101 overpasses near downtown Santa Rosa. That has upset nearby homeowners and residents, which is understandable, says Heidi Prottas, Executive Director of the Sonoma County Task Force for the Homeless. But the homeless there have no other options.

New Tool to Prepare for Tsunamis

Nov 12, 2014
Lori Dengler, Humboldt State University.

After catastrophic a tsunami struck Indonesia in 2004, the US government ramped up efforts to prepare for a similar disaster on our own shores. Recently, it released a new tool to pinpoint areas of danger to help residents plan ahead. 

VeloMed Watches Out For Injured Cyclists

Sep 15, 2014

   No one is in a better position to aid an injured bicyclist than another rider—especially when that other rider is also a doctor or nurse. So that’s what Velo-Med was created to do.

  From concept to active reality, Velo-Med is less than a year old. And founder Dr. Stephen Meffert says it has been a definite learning curve for both organizers and participants.

One of those learning areas. Meffert adds, has centered on managing the scene when a fall or accident has happened.

Are You Ready for the Next Quake?

Aug 27, 2014

  There’s nothing quite like a near-miss emergency to remind us to review our own level of readiness if another earthquake were to strike even closer to home—or stronger. Today, we get a quick check on what basic preparedness steps we should be taking.

The Economics of Rainwater Catchment Systems

Mar 20, 2014

Capturing rainwater for yard and garden use is practical and environmental. But it’s not an investment that will pencil out anytime soon.

Below, students at Healdsburg High School installed an eight-barrel catchment system on their campus with support from Guerneville's Blue Barrel Systems.

Call for Type O Blood Donors

Jan 31, 2014

  If you’ve been watching the weather reports across the country, you know that while we continue to hope for rain, other areas are experiencing severe cold and storms. That’s creating all kinds of problems in those locations, including one that local folks are being asked to help with. Here’s Bruce Robinson with details.

To find out more of make an appointment to donate blood, click here.

CPR Training in Junior Highs

Oct 12, 2013

  Junior High students across Sonoma County are getting trained in CPR, to boost the number of people prepared to respond when an emergency situation arises.

  The first of more than 40 instruction sessions at Sonoma County Junior High Schools was held Friday, and instructor Lauri McFadden is gearing up for a schedule she expects will intensify as the school year progresses.