OCTOBER 30, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Mandatory Evacuations Lifted
The County Sheriff has lifted many of the mandatory evacuation zones. Check out the County Sheriff’s POST or more information about which zones are open and how to return home.
Re-energization (aka power going back on)
PG&E announced that they have the all-clear to turn power back on through out the North Bay today. They are working to restore power as soon as they can.
Check the Outage Zone map for updated info on restoration.
UPDATE ON PETALUMA SHELTERS
As the mandatory evacuations are lifted and people return home, we are preparing to consolidate shelter operations so that evacuees can benefit from the best resources. If you have ongoing shelter needs, the following shelters will remain open:
- Veterans Building, 1094 Petaluma Blvd South
- Sonoma Marin Fairgrounds, 175 Fairgrounds Drive
When authorities downgrade your neighborhood from a mandatory evacuation zone to an evacuation warning zone, you can return home at your own risk. You do not need to check in with anyone and you do not need a peace officer escort.
Evacuation warning areas can remain at risk from the Kincade Fire, so please continue to follow emergency alerts, and if you hear the hi-lo sirens, it’s time to evacuate.
You can see the latest evacuation map at SoCoEmergency.org.
Please be aware of potential traffic delays as areas repopulate. Fill your gas tank before heading home.
Your area may be without power or natural gas as PG&E inspects power lines and begins restoring service in Sonoma County. To check the power status at your address, go to PG&E.com/outages.
If you suspect a gas leak or smell gas, take these precautions:
- Alert everyone nearby and leave the area immediately to an upwind location.
- Do not use anything that could be a source of ignition, including cell phones flashlights, light switches, matches or vehicles, until you are a safe distance away.
- Call 9-1-1 for emergency assistance and then call PG&E at 1-800-743-5000.
If your home or business experienced a power outage, it is best to replace food. Here are some general guidelines:
- After four hours without power, food in your refrigerator is likely spoiled, even if it looks and smells fine. Throw out food that has been in 40 degree or higher temperatures for two hours. Even frozen foods will have thawed by then.
- For more information about food safety, go to SoCoEmergency.org.
Recology did not collect trash in evacuation zones. Once the zones are repopulated, trash service will resume on regular schedules. Residents may put out extra garbage in plastic bags at no additional fee.
For more information about emergency resources call 2-1-1 or visit SoCoEmergency.org.
SMART is offering free, limited service through November 6, 2019. Conditions can change at any time, please check the SMART website for updates.
Petaluma Transit schedule through Friday, November , 2019
- No School tripper service (301,302,303,311,312 & 501) -all Petaluma schools are closed through the end of the week.
- Routes 2, 3, 10, 11, 24, and 33 will continue to run regularly weekday service, passengers should expect delays.
- All rides are free.
- Paratransit will be operating as normal – fares will be charged.
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.
CITY HALL OPEN
Much of the Petaluma City staff have been working at our Emergency Operations Center and at the City-run shelter. As we wind down these operations, we look forward to getting back to our City work. Thank you for your patience as we get back to our desks and 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.
NO OUTDOOR FIRES
To avoid setting of additional fires, please do not use barbecues or burn any outdoor fires.