How Will You Receive an Alert?
In a disaster, there are never too many ways to receive a possibly life-saving alert.
That’s why Sonoma County will use multiple ways to reach you if there is a threat to your life or property.
The County has published additional recommendations for those who have access and functional needs.
The County of Sonoma strongly recommends subscribing to the following:
NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) – Get a NOAA Weather Radio and leave it on at all times. When activated by an event, these radios generate an alarm, voice alert, and flasher.
Sonoma County residents may tune their NOAA radio to frequency 162.475.
If you are deaf or have hearing loss these radios have add-on equipment such as strobe lights and bed shakers to help alert everyone in the household that action is needed in an emergency.
Learn more about National Weather Radio (NWR) Receivers »
Alerts that Do Not Require Subscriptions
Emergency Alert System (EAS) – Alerts will interrupts local radio broadcasts and Comcast television programming in the event of a large-scale emergency.
hi-lo sirens – Beside knocking at your doors the Deputies will also use hi-lo sirens. When you hear the hi-lo siren, pay attention. Listen for instructions from first responders.
To learn more watch the Evacuation Preparation Video »
Alternate Notification Methods
The following require subscription before activation.
Please note: Due to potential delays, please do not rely on the following methods as your primary notification of a local emergency.
The following mobile applications are recommended:
CodeRED Mobile Alert App – Create a CodeRED account to receive mobile push notifications that deliver location-based alerts based on your GPS location to ensure you receive critical information when you are in a CodeRED client’s jurisdiction..
Learn more about CodeRED Mobile Alert App »