FAQ Topic: Emergency

How do I get Flood Insurance?

CLICK HERE to learn more about FEMA’s flood insurance. CLICK HERE to view the FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map for Petaluma.

How Do I Evacuate Safely?

The County of Sonoma has published a page about evacuating safely in the era of COVID-19. Read the page so that you and your family members can respond in the safest way in the event of an emergency. https://socoemergency.org/emergency/novel-coronavirus/staying-safe-in-emergencies-during-covid-19/

How do I donate or volunteer during a wildfire or other emergency?

The City works with Petaluma People Services Center to coordinate donations and volunteers during a wildfire or other emergency. PPSC is a trusted partner in our community. It has good working relationships with other nonprofits, including faith based organizations, that serve our community. For information about how to donate/volunteer, please contact PPSC at Phone (707) … Continued

How will I know if I need to evacuate?

If an alert or warning needs to be issued for a potential threat to the City of Petaluma, community members can receive these messages by subscribing to Nixle or SoCo Alerts. As part of our emergency management and preparedness, the City of Petaluma provides this alert and warning service free to our community. To subscribe … Continued

Where can I go during a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

PG&E operates drop-in Community Resource Centers during the day in counties impacted by a PSPS. All centers provide ADA-accessible restrooms and hand-washing stations, medical equipment charging, device charging, Wi-Fi, bottled water and snacks. Indoor centers also offer air-conditioning or heating, seating and ice. For more information, go to PG&E’s community resources web page.

What is a Public Safety Power Shutoff?

A “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS” is an intentional shut off of the electricity grid for safety reasons, such as to reduce fire risk during gusty and dry weather. The electricity utility that serves the area–PG&E, for Petaluma–is the entity that calls for the PSPS. Go to the PG&E website for information about how … Continued

Where do I get sandbags before a flood event?

Update for January 4, 2023 City-provided Stations The following locations will provide sand, sandbags, and shovels for community members to make their own sandbags. 840 Hopper Street (City Corp Yard): See map here. Prince Park (2301 East Washington): Sandbag materials will be located at the park entrance to the right in the empty parking lot. See … Continued

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