The data from the gauges is used by the National Weather Service (NWS) in developing their hazardous weather advisories, alerts and warnings.
More information about being prepared, including a map identifying post-fire hazard assessments, is available at www.sonomacountyrecovers.org
Residents are encouraged to be prepared at all times:
- Keep your cell phone turned on at all times to receive Emergency Alerts and Warnings from the NWS. For information on NWS Advisories and Watches visit: weather.gov/alerts.
- To be notified by Sonoma County first responders in the event of an emergency, sign up for Sonoma County Alerts at: SoCoAlert.com.
- The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department rebroadcasts NWS advisories, alerts and warnings. To receive alerts from the Sheriff’s Dept. and other public safety agencies visit: local.nixle.com/sonoma-county-sheriffs-office/
In areas where there is limited cell service, or in the event of a power outage, you can receive Emergency Alerts from the NWS using NOAS All-Hazard Radios, which rely on batteries.