Red Flag Warning – Wed (10/14) through Fri (10/16)

Posted on October 13, 2020

A Red Flag warning will be in effect starting early Wednesday morning (Oct. 14) through Friday morning (Oct. 16).  A Red Flag warning means that our region will experience fire weather conditions that make wildfires more likely due to high heat, low humidity, and high winds.  The warning includes portions of the North Bay, particularly areas at high elevations. Our local fire department will increase staffing during the Red Flag warning as a precaution in case fires occur during the event.

To further protect against wildfires, Pacific Gas and Electric has warned that Public Safety Power Shut Offs may be necessary.  However, the power shut offs are not expected to impact Petaluma.

Now is a good time to make sure you know how to evacuate if necessary, get prepared for an emergency, and sign up for emergency alerts so you receive important safety notices.

The following are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family:

  1. Familiarize yourself with Petaluma’s evacuation map.
  2. Get prepared for an emergency
  3. Sign up for emergency alerts.

For more information about emergency preparation and response, visit the City’s Emergency Web Page.


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