On Monday, Oct. 28 Governor Gavin Newsom launched a resource page for those affected by power outages and/or wildfires in California.
The website "combines emergency response, recovery and resilience information into a single place for easy access by users," the Governor's office said. "It is a one-stop portal that includes local and state resources, health services, shelters and housing, preparedness information, and more."
Mandatory Evacuation Areas
A mandatory evacuation means people should evacuate immediately. Here is more information and a map showing the current evacuation zones.
Sonoma County encourages evacuees to use housing options other than the emergency shelters if possible, to help maintain room in the public shelters. But for those who need them, evacuation warnings and centers can be found here.
How to Volunteer and Donate
Mental Health Resources
Disasters situations can bring up lingering trauma and cause emotional distress. HOPE Sonoma can be reached at (707) 291-3788 and offers free, bilingual, mental health services to help people experiencing emotional distress because of the fire and power shut-offs. More information and mental health resources are available here.
Sonoma County Animal Services is focused on ensuring the safety and welfare of domestic animals and livestock during the fires. To request assistance 707-565-7100 or 707-565-7103 during regular hours which are Tuesday - Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For emergency or after hours service, contact the Sonoma Sheriff Department at 707-565-2121. For information, visit Sonoma County Animal Services.
Animal supplies needed - Leashes, harnesses, cat litter & scoopers, litter trays, crates and beds. If you can donate, please take them to the Kenilworth Teen Center located at 150 Fairgrounds Dr.
For questions about evacuations and resources, Sonoma County encourages people to call 2-1-1. Do not call 9-1-1 unless you are experiencing an emergency.
Sonoma County maintains a list of road closures here.
511 SF Bay is maintaining a list of Kincade Fire - Sonoma County Road Closures
Wednesday, Oct. 30, Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) will operate on a limited schedule beginning Oct. 30. From Oct. 30 to Nov. 6, SMART service will be free of charge. Service will operate from the Santa Rosa Downtain Station to downtown San Rafael, serving all stations in between. Before starting your trip, check SMART's website to ensure there are no schedule changes.
Wednesday, Oct. 30, Sonoma County Transit reports that local bus routes 10, 12, 14, 32 and 68 will operate on a weekday schedule. Intercity bus routes 30, 44 and 48 will operate on a weekend schedule. Please note that routes 44 and 48 will only travel north to the Santa Rosa Transit Mall. A new Route 60 Express will begin service between Cloverdale City Hall and Rohnert Park. All other bus routes are cancelled until further notice due to the Kincade fire. For more info click here
Wednesday, Oct. 30, Golden Gate Transit reports several service impacts due to the Kincade fire and related mandatory evacuations. For more information click here
To assess air quality during a wildfire, the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District recommends AirNow.gov as the most accurate source for available fine particulate matter measurements. Sonoma County issued a smoke health advisory as of 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 25.
Here is a list of Bay Area schools that will be closed due to the massive Kincade Fire in Sonoma County and the second round of PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs.
Power Shutdown and Restoration Info
PG&E began another round of power shutdowns on Tuesday, Oct. 29 and power is scheduled to remain off in affected areas through Wednesday, Oct.30. As many as 90,000 residents in Sonoma County are expected to lose power. For updates, view PG&E's restoration map or call PG&E at 800-743-5002. Visit our power outage page for more details about where the shutoffs are and how long they will last. And visit the PG&E Restoration Map for additional information.
Due to the PG&E planned power shutoffs, PG&E alongside city community centers opened resource centers around the Bay Area. Here's the list of centers if you need supplies or device charging.
Napa County residents with extra food waste due to power outages have multiple sites for disposal available.
Customers of Upper Valley Disposal & Recycling have options for throwing away their spoiled food.
For American Canyon customers, call Recology at 707-552-3110 for information on food waste disposal.
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