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:

Alerts that Do Not Require Subscriptions

  • Public Safety Power Shutoff Notifications – As part of PG&E’s Community Wildfire Safety Program, it may be necessary to turn off electricity to communities in high fire-threat areas to help reduce the risk of wildfires.
  • 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.

Follow Us on Social Media

Community information will be posted on the following social media platforms in as timely a manner as possible.

Due to potential delays, please do not rely on social media as your primary notification of a local emergency.

For a comprehensive list of all County of Sonoma related social media platforms, see Social Media Center.

Radio & Television

Download Mobile Apps

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