OCTOBER 28, 2019, 6:30 P.M.
As the Kincade Fire continues, we’ve got a few updates to share:
PG&E Power Shutoff Tomorrow
Due to expected Red Flag weather, PG&E has announced they are preparing for another power shut off event that is expected to begin early Tuesday (10/29/19) morning. To find out if you will be impacted, check you address HERE.
AIR QUALITY AND YOUR HEALTH
Petaluma’s air quality has worsened today. For information about how to best handle the air quality visit the County’s Health Advisory.
UPDATE ON PETALUMA SHELTERS
Six shelters continue to house approximately 1,400 evacuees. Here is some more shelter info.
OPEN WITH LIMITED CAPACITY
- Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd South – 26 spaces
- Petaluma Valley Baptist, 580 Sonoma Mountain Parkway – 11 spaces
- Calvary Chapel, 1955 S McDowell Blvd – 16 spaces
OPEN WITH NO CAPACITY
- Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive
- New Life Christian Fellowship, 1315 Rand Street
- Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Shelters are in need of medical gloves in all sizes. If you can donate, please take them to the Kenilworth Teen Center located at 150 Fairgrounds Drive.
Petaluma People Services Center is coordinating volunteers and donations to assist with shelter and emergency response needs. To volunteer or offer a donation, please send an email to email@example.com, call 707-529-1201 or register in person at the Kenilworth Teen Center, 150 Fairgrounds Dr.
CITY HALL HOURS TUESDAY – 10/29
We are hopeful that City Hall will have power tomorrow. As such, we plan to be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. If we learn differently tomorrow, we will provide updated information.
Sonoma County Office of Education has announced that all Sonoma County Schools will remain closed Tuesday (10/29). To stay updated, visit the SCOE Website. Sonoma State and Santa Rosa Junior College have also announced they will be closed Monday (10/28) and Tuesday (10/29).
Petaluma Transit and Paratransit Information
Petaluma Transit School Tripper Services (Routes 301, 302, 303, 311, 312, & 501) will not operate on Monday, October 28, or Tuesday, October 29, due to the school closures and the ongoing support of the county’s ongoing emergency operations in response to the threat of the Kincade Fire.
Petaluma Transit Routes 2, 11, 3, 33, 10, & 24 will continue to provide regular weekday service free of charge. Paratransit Services also continue to operate during the normal business hours. Limited transit services are also available as needed to transport riders from the Evacuation Centers to facilities with showers. Please expect delays due to power outages and increased traffic congestion.
PETALUMA ASKED TO LIMIT WATER USE
Sonoma Water Agency water production facilities have been switched to emergency generator power. For this reason, we ask that all Petaluma residents, businesses, and visitors limit water use until further notice. We will keep you posted as this situation unfolds.
NO OUTDOOR FIRES
To avoid setting of additional fires, please do not use barbecues or burn any outdoor fires.
For up-to-date emergency information, visit the Sonoma County Emergency Website. For support and information you can visit https://211sonoma.org/ or dial 2-1-1 on your phone.