March 19, 2020 5:04 AM
The City of Cloverdale is preparing for a major storm (atmospheric river) forecast to impact Sonoma County beginning Thursday, March 9th. Heavy rains and flooding are possible. A flood watch has been issued for Sonoma County from Thursday afternoon...
March 13, 2023 12:17 PM
The City of Cloverdale is preparing for another strong atmospheric river that will impact the region late Monday through Wednesday, bringing more heavy rain, strong winds, and renewed or exacerbated flooding. A Flood Watch and High Wind Watch have been issued for all of Sonoma County in effect from Monday evening through late Tuesday night.
Incoming storms include upwards of 1.5 to 3 inches of rain with gusty winds. Excessive runoff may result in flooding rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Avoid unnecessary travel during the alerts Turn Around, Don't Drown.
Stay away from the edge of rivers and creeks and flooded roadways
Stock up now on groceries and water, if needed
Bring items in from outside that might blow away
Clean out house and street gutters and ditches
Have flashlights, extra batteries, and candles ready and cell phones charged in case electricity goes out
Move valuables and animals to higher ground if they are in a potential flood area
Bring animals inside or provide shelter for them
Check in with neighbors, especially elderly persons who live alone
Have your Go Bags ready and prepared
The City Park, River Park, and Porterfield Creek Open Space are reopened but may be subject to closure depending on the severity of the storm event.
The City of Cloverdale Public Works staff is on standby monitoring the storm activity and will respond in the event of an emergency. Sandbag stations are available on Second St. next to the City Park and Furber Park’s main parking lot. The city has a limited supply of bags, and they are available on a first-come, first-served bases. Shovels are available on limited bases and residents are encouraged to bring their own shovels. Ace Hardware, located at 750 S. Cloverdale Blvd., has sandbags in stock which are available for purchase while supplies last. For more information, go to https://socoemergency.org/get-ready/local-hazards/flood/ to learn more about preparing for floods.