Stay Informed

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.

Sign Up for Alerts

The County of Sonoma strongly recommends subscribing to the following:

SoCoAlertCreate a managed account to receive urgent notifications about local emergencies by phone and/or text message. Powered by CodeRED.
Log in to manage your settings – Learn more about SoCoAlert

Nixle – Text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in or sign up online to receive email, text or voice messages with alerts and advisories from local law enforcement.
Sign in to modify your location or settings. List of local agencies using Nixle

Alerts that Do Not Require Subscriptions

Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) – Evacuation orders and other important messages will be sent to compatible mobile devices based on your current location.

Emergency Alert System (EAS) – Alerts will interrupts local radio broadcasts and Comcast television programming in the event of a large-scale emergency.

Alternate Notification Methods

Due to potential delays, please do not rely on these methods as your primary notification of a local emergency. The following require subscription before activation:

  • County Email Notifications – Subscribe to receive emails or text messages from the County of Sonoma with information about alerts, warnings and incidents.
  • Road Closures Updates – Subscribe to receive emails for closed roads or delays due to emergencies or construction. Information is available in text or map format.
  • Nextdoor – A resource for staying informed about what’s going on in your neighborhood.

Radio & Television

Download Mobile Apps

CalFire – Current fire maps and incident updates from California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.

SoCo Report It – See something that needs to be fixed (potholes, street lights, culverts, etc.); submit a request and attach a photo.

SoCo Alert / CodeRED Alerts – Create a CodeRED account to receive alerts local to your current location when you are in a CodeRED client’s jurisdiction.
Please note: Additional weather information is optional and not required to receive alerts.

Weather Channel – Instantly get storm warnings and live radar alerts.


FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) – This simple and easy-to-use app provides safety notifications, emergency preparedness tips, and disaster resources.

Red Cross Mobile – Several apps available including First Aid, Emergency, Earthquake, Flood, and Pet First Aid.