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What can property owners do to prevent erosion? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

What can property owners do to prevent erosion?

The goal this winter is to prevent ash and debris from entering the waterways. You can help by taking simple steps by placing straw wattles, hay bales, and mulch around…

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What can rural and/or hillside property owners do to prevent erosion? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

What can rural and/or hillside property owners do to prevent erosion?

Watch for unusual movement of water, land, and debris during or after rain. Have an emergency plan and leave your property if it becomes unsafe during or after a storm.…

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In burned areas, what are the risks of mud and debris flows? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

In burned areas, what are the risks of mud and debris flows?

Increased rain runoff in burned areas can cause mud and debris flows. Multiple, federal, state, and local agencies are taking action to protect our watershed and prevent flooding, this includes: In…

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Will rains help wash away the toxins? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Will rains help wash away the toxins?

The goal is to prevent ash and debris from entering the waterways. You can help by taking simple steps by placing straw wattles, hay bales, and mulch around burned areas…

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Will fish and wildlife be contaminated by toxic ash? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Will fish and wildlife be contaminated by toxic ash?

Given the scale of the burned area, it will be impossible to prevent the migration of ash and debris into creeks, and the concentrations of hazardous materials is unknown. Community…

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Will the toxins in the environment make me sick? Are there symptoms to be aware of? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Will the toxins in the environment make me sick? Are there symptoms to be aware of?

Fire ash contains microscopic particles (dust, dirt, soot) that can be deposited on indoor and outdoor surfaces and can also be inhaled if the ash becomes airborne. Unless tested, the…

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Can ash in the water harm animals and livestock? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Can ash in the water harm animals and livestock?

After a fire, windborne material such as ash and soil from paddocks with inadequate ground cover may be blown into streams. Once in the water, organic materials provide ideal food…

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Things property owners in burned areas, or downstream of burned areas, can do to prevent or report flooding or debris issues 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Things property owners in burned areas, or downstream of burned areas, can do to prevent or report flooding or debris issues

If you see something (flooding, mud and debris flows), say something – call 911 Monitor your surroundings, and have an emergency plan in place. Stay informed: Listen to local radio…

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Map Description 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

Map Description

Earthquake Fault Zones The Healdsburg Fault (green) runs west of Highway 101 from central Santa Rosa to south of Healdsburg. The Maacama Fault (blue) runs from north of Mark West…

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What are property owner responsibilities for protecting ash and debris runoff? 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information

What are property owner responsibilities for protecting ash and debris runoff?

As property owners begin the process of clean-up and rebuilding following the fires, it is your responsibility to control storm runoff. Property owners and contractors on burned lots and rebuild…

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