OCTOBER 29, 2019, 2:30 p.m.
PG&E Power Shutoff
Due to expected Red Flag weather and strong winds, PG&E has announced they are preparing for another power shut off event starting later today (10/29/19). Based on the information released today, it looks like areas within the Petaluma city limits will not be affected by this new power shutoff.
Check your address HERE to find out if you will be impacted by this new power shutoff.
AIR QUALITY AND YOUR HEALTH
Smoke from the Kincade fire is affecting Petaluma’s air quality. For information about precautions to take, visit the County’s Health Advisory.
UPDATE ON PETALUMA SHELTERS
Several shelters continue to operate in Petaluma. The capacity of each will change as evacuation orders are lifted and people return home or new evacuation orders are issued.
OPEN WITH CAPACITY
- Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd South
- Petaluma Community Center, 320 N McDowell Blvd
- Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive
- Petaluma Valley Baptist, 580 Sonoma Mountain Parkway
- Calvary Chapel, 1955 S McDowell Blvd
- New Life Christian Fellowship, 1315 Rand Street
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Petaluma People Services Center (PPSC) is the primary organization coordinating volunteers and donations to meet shelter and emergency response needs.
Go to PPSC’s Facebook page to find out what is needed, make a financial donation, or sign up to volunteer.
Please share this information and link with your network in and outside of Petaluma. PPSC is doing an amazing job. You can feel confident that they are delivering the right help when and where it is needed.
CITY HALL OPEN
Power at Petaluma City Hall is now on and we are open during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.). While some of our staff continue to support fire and shelter operations, others are back at their desks ready to serve you. Please be patient as we get back to “business as usual.”
All Sonoma County school districts, Sonoma State, and Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJ) remain closed today. To stay updated on school closures, visit Sonoma County Office of Education, Sonoma State, and SRJC.
Petaluma Transit and Paratransit Information
Petaluma Transit School Tripper Services (Routes 301, 302, 303, 311, 312, & 501) will not operate on 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.