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Flood & Emergency Information

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Local Rivers

Advanced Prediction Service
View or subscribe to current river levels, forecast levels, and alerts. From the National Weather Service.

Bay Area River Bulletin (BAYBUL)
Current Russian & Napa River Forecasts as each bulletin is issued.

CDEC - California Data Exchange Center
River stage maps, reservoir information, forecasts from the state Department of Water Resources, Division of Flood Information.
Water levels - Petaluma River basin stations
Water levels - Russian River basin stations
Water levels - All California stations (takes a while to load)

Flood Forecast / Emergency Info
From Sonoma County Water Agency. Includes phone numbers and links for flood forecasts, reservoir levels, river levels.

Rainfall Page
From the Bay Area National Weather service, rainfall reports and maps.

USGS Real-Time Water Data
Main page with clickable map can take a long time to load.
You can also see the water level charts for
All Russian River watershed stations

Russian River Watch
Paul Grosso's page using state weather data. Quick links to flood warnings.

Floods of 1997
This page also has excellent links to current information from various government agencies.


Earthquakes & Landslides

California Geological Survey: Earthquakes

California Geological Survey: Landslides

California Integrated Seismic Network

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program

USGS Earthquake Hazards Program - Northern California

Current Earthquake Information

Latest Earthquakes


Emergency Information & Disaster Help

Sonoma County Roads
Current road closures and delays. From the Sonoma County Department of Transportation and Public Works.

Sonoma County Emergency Bulletins
Information from the Sonoma County Emergency Operations Center.

California Office of Emergency Services (OES)
Links to information on natural disasters, emergency preparedness, disaster assistance.

PG&E outage maps
Or call 800-743-5002.

Keeping food safe during an emergency
Preparing ahead of time. What to keep and what to throw out. Collected from the US Food Safety and Inspection Service, CDC, and FDA.
Federal government disaster help and information. Applying for FEMA and HUD assistance, web site links and phone numbers for agencies, deadlines for requesting aid.

Coping in Unsettling Times
From the National Association of School Psychologists: advice on helping children cope with loss and crisis during natural disasters and other unsettling times.

American Red Cross - National

American Red Cross - Local, Serving Sonoma, Mendocino, and Lake Counties


Weather & General Info

California Weather Database of current and historical weather data, from the University of California flood insurance information, from the National Flood Insurance Program

Weather Underground has forecasts, radar and satellite maps, historical data from individual weather stations