News Flash

Posted on: September 13, 2022

Responding to the 4.4 earthquake 2 mi. north of Santa Rosa

Earthquake News Flash

The City is aware of the earthquake that just occurred at 6:39 p.m. today and is actively assessing any potential damage that may have occurred to City infrastructure or property. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Excessive Heat Event Update

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Cal ISO EEA 2 Alert / Flex Alert - Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power OutagesThe California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) 2 today. An EEA 2 means energy deficiencies are expected and the ISO requests...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

Conserve Power, Prepare for Potential Power Outages

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With excessive heat in the forecast across much of California, grid operators expect high electricity demand. They are calling for voluntary electricity conservation steps to help balance supply and demand. Flex Alerts and potential rotating block outages...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Cooling Center in Santa Rosa to Open this Sat. Through Thu. Evening due to Excessive Heat Warning

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*UPDATE: COOLING CENTER EXTENDED THROUGH THURSDAY (9/8)*

Last updated: Sept. 5, 2022, at 12:45 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Warning for the entire San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast, including ALL of Santa Rosa, which...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

Excessive Heat Warning Saturday (9/3) through Thursday (9/8)

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Excessive Heat Watch Upgraded to Excessive Heat Warning from 11 a.m. Saturday (9/3) through 8 p.m. Thursday (9/8)

A Moderate to High-Risk Event is forecasted for this holiday weekend. The National Weather Service has upgraded the Excessive Heat Watch to an...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Chance of Dry Lightning

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The National Weather Service has forecasted a slight chance of thunderstorms with dry lightning tonight. This forecast has elevated fire weather concerns. The potential dry lightning in the North Bay develops overnight into the early hours tomorrow (Wedne...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 15, 2022

Heat Risk Monday (8/15) through Wednesday (8/17)

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A Moderate Heat Risk Event is forecasted for today (Monday 8/15) though Wednesday (8/17) with the hottest temperatures expected on Tuesday (8/16).   

  • Highs in mid 90s to low 100s possible far inland areas on Tuesday.

Preparedness:

  • Reduce ti...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Wildfire Training Burns – Stony Point Road – City of Santa Rosa Municipal Services Center

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The Santa Rosa Fire Department will be conducting training burns this week on the west side of the City of Santa Rosa’s Municipal Services Center located at 55 Stony Point Road. The burns will occur on Tuesday (8/9), Wednesday (8/10) and Friday (8/12).

The...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department to Conduct Prescribed Burn on Old Redwood Highway

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UPDATE (6/23/22 @ 8:00 a.m.)The Santa Rosa Fire Department in cooperation with CAL FIRE and Caltrans, will conduct a controlled burn on a 9.73-acre State-owned parcel located to the west of Old Redwood Highway just north of Mendocino Avenue this Saturday,...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Heat Advisory - Tuesday (6/21)

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for inland areas throughout the Bay Area, including ALL of Santa Rosa, from 10AM to 10PM Tuesday. The NWS considers this a Moderate to High Heat Risk event. 

  • Avoid strenuous outdoor act...
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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Heat Advisory – Friday (6/10)

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UPDATE: Heat Advisory Issued - The Excessive Heat Watch has been upgraded to a Heat Advisory for the same time period for ALL of Santa Rosa. A new graphic has been provided to replace the the previous one.

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department Declares Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department officially declares today, June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. Despite another round of late season rains, recent fire activity and above average temperature this week make the de...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: June 2, 2022

Know Your Emergency Alerts

Know Your Emergency Alerts

With the recent fire activity locally and the start of Fire Season in Santa Rosa on June 6, it is important to understand the different warning notifications and systems public safety officials will use to alert you during an emergency. Some of these syst...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Wildfire Ready: Understanding High Wind Advisories and Red Flag Events

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The recent warm and breezy conditions have continued to dry out drought stressed vegetation following late season rains in and around Santa Rosa. Winds can spread a wildfire quickly and can make it difficult for firefighters to control. During fire season...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Santa Rosa Fire Department to Declare Official Start of Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The City of Santa Rosa Fire Department will officially declare June 6, 2022, as the start of this year’s wildfire season in Santa Rosa. The date has been determined following late season rains and based on drought conditions, current weather and long-rang...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: May 19, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Thursday (5/19) through Friday (5/20)

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A Wind Advisory has been issued for the North Bay Interior Mountains from tonight (Thursday 5/19) at 11 PM to tomorrow (Friday 5/20) at 2 PM. Northerly winds in the hills may lead to power outages due to downed limbs or trees. Although a Red Flag Warning ...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 22, 2022

City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s in...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

City of Santa Rosa to Open Drop-In Warming Center During Period of Extreme Cold

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The City of Santa Rosa, in partnership with Catholic Charities, is opening a temporary, Drop-In Warming Center for persons experiencing homelessness within Santa Rosa city limits, as overnight temperatures are forecasted to drop as low as the upper 20s by...

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Posted on: November 8, 2021

Weak/Moderate Atmospheric River Forecasted & Wind Advisory 7PM Mon (11/8) thru 3AM Tue (11/9)

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A weak to potentially moderate atmospheric river with gusty winds is forecasted for today and into Tuesday (11/9). According to the National Weather Service, it still appears the North Bay will pick up the most precipitation from this storm. Up to 3&r...

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Posted on: October 24, 2021

Flood Advisory in Effect Until 10:15 AM, 10/24

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The NWS has issued a Flood Advisory for eastern Sonoma County lasting until 10:15 AM this morning, Sunday 10/24 due to poor drainage caused by current intense rainfall. 

Overflowing poor drainage areas are causing urban and small stream flooding i...

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Posted on: October 22, 2021

Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 Burn Areas in Effect from Sat., 10/23 through Sun., 10/24

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the 2020 fire burn scar areas in Napa and Sonoma counties, including for both the interior valleys and mountains. The Watch is in effect from late Saturday night, Oct. 23 through Sunday eveni...

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Red Flag Warning and Wind Advisory for North Bay Valleys and Mountains

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*RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NORTH BAY MOUNTAINS FROM 11PM SUNDAY (10/10) TO 5PM TUESDAY (10/12)*The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty north to northeast winds and low humidity. This replaces the Fire Weather Watch.

* TIMI...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: October 19, 2021

Wind Advisory in Effect Tuesday (10/19) through Wednesday (10/20)

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay Valleys Including Santa Rosa from 8 PM Tuesday (10/19) to 4 AM Wednesday (10/20).

* WHAT… South winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected, locally up to or exceeding 50 mph in the windiest...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: November 1, 2021

Santa Rosa Fire Department Officially Declares End of 2021 Wildfire Season in Santa Rosa

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The city of Santa Rosa Fire Department has officially declared the end of the 2021 wildfire season in Santa Rosa. While conditions around the region and state currently vary, locally, Santa Rosa received roughly 11 inches of rain in the month of October a...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: January 20, 2022

Wind Advisory in Effect Friday (1/21) through Saturday (1/22)

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Wind Advisory in Effect for North Bay, Including ALL of Santa Rosa from 7 AM Friday (1/21) to 7 AM Saturday (1/22).

* WHAT… North to Northeast winds 15 to 30 mph with gusts 40 to 55 mph expected. Gust of 60 to 70 mph are possible over t...

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Fire Department News
Posted on: February 1, 2022

Wind Advisory/High Wind Watch in Effect through Thursday (2/3)

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*WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM THURSDAY (2/3) FOR NORTH BAY VALLEYS INCLUDING ALL OF SANTA ROSA*

* WHAT… North winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 45 mph expected.* IMPACTS… Gusty winds could blow around unsecured object...

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