High Wind Warning Guerneville and Lower Russian RiverLocal Weather Alerts

High Wind Warning
...strong And Gusty Southerly Winds Will Develop Late Sunday And Persist Through Monday Evening... ...strongest Winds Expected Monday Afternoon And Evening... .a Strong Pacific Storm System Will Impact The San Francisco Bay Area And Monterey Bay Area Through Monday Night. Southerly Winds In Advance Of This System Will Increase On Sunday Night, ...Read More.
Effective: February 19, 2017 at 8:10pmExpires: February 21, 2017 at 3:00amTarget Area: Coastal North Bay Including Point Reyes National Seashore; East Bay Hills and the Diablo Range; East Bay Interior Valleys; Mountains Of San Benito County And Interior Monterey County Including Pinnacles National Monument; North Bay Mountains; Northern Monterey Bay; San Francisco; San Fransisco Peninsula Coast; Santa Cruz Mountains; Santa Lucia Mountains and Los Padres National Forest; Southern Monterey Bay and Big Sur Coast

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Phone numbers:

  • KGGV Station Manager (707) 892-3953
  • Russian River Fire Department (707) 869-0553
  • Sheriff Dispatch (non-emergency) (707) 565-2121
  • CHP 1-800-TELL-CHP
  • PG&E (800 743-5000

Flood Resources

Historical info about where it floods

Where it Floods: Measured at the Guerneville Bridge

29.0 Low lying areas
32.0 Guerneville: Lower Mill Street; Monte Rio: Old Bohemian Highway
32.5 Guerneville: Intersection of Hwy. 116; Neeley Road; Mays Canyon Road
33.0 Guerneville: Intersection of Drake Road and Hwy. 116, Pee Wee Golf, River Lumber Yard; Monte Rio: Willow and Alder Streets, Forestville, Mirabel Trailer park
34.0 Guerneville: Riverside Park, Johnson’s Resort, Creekside Resort, Neeley Road; Northwood: Lower Northwood Drive
35.0 Guerneville: Parker’s resort on Neeley Road, Brookside Resort on Hwy. 116
36.0 Guerneville: Fern Grove, lower cabins
37.0 Guerneville: Mill and 5th Streets; Monte Rio: River Boulevard at Heller
38.0 Duncans Mills: Portions of Freezeout Road
39.0 Hacienda: River road begins to close; Rio Nido: canyon 7 Road at miniature golf course; Guerneville: Triple R Resort
39.5 Hacienda: water to basements of homes on River Road; Guerneville: Guerneville school yard; Monte Rio: Hwy 116 at D Street
40.0 Guerneville: dada river Hardware; Northwood: Upper Redwood drive; Cazadero: Austin Creek road closes
40.5 Guerneville: Napa Auto Parts, Buck’s Restaurant; River road closes to traffic
41.5 Guerneville: Stumptown Brewery at Midway Beach; Monte Rio: Main intersection closes
42.0 Guerneville: Burdon’s Restaurant; Monte Rio: Old school begins to flood
43.0 Guerneville: Hwy. 116 at Surrey Inn closed to traffic
44.0 Guerneville: River Lane at Vacation Beach
45.0 Flood Crest Jan. 1, 1997
45.0 Monte Rio: Bartlett’s Store
46.0 Rio Nido: River Road inundates; Guerneville: Main intersection begins to inundate
47.0 Guerneville: Businesses on north side of Main Street

All drivers are encouraged to observe road closures and use detour routes. Road closures and restrictions information for the unincorporated areas can be found at http://roadconditions.sonoma-county.org/…. Please call TPW at 707-565-5100 to report a road obstruction during business hours, and the Sheriff’s Office at 707-565-2511 after hours.

Sandbags are available for residents to pick-up. Sandbag locations can be found at: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Public-Safety….

Flood Safety Tips:
• Turn Around, Don’t Drown!
• Avoid walking or driving through flood waters
• Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
• If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the U.S.
• If floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Remain in the car if the water is moving.
• Avoid camping or parking along streams, rivers, and creeks during heavy rainfall. These areas can flood quickly and with little warning.

Be Prepared for Power Outages:
Power failures are common during a storm with strong winds, construction, and even car accidents that take down electricity poles. Here are some of the most important tips to keep in mind in preparation for possible power outages:
• Have battery-operated flashlights and radios with fresh batteries ready. Listen for updates on storm conditions and power outages.
• Standard wax candles are not recommended. LED candles are a safe alternative.
• If you have a telephone system that requires electricity to work (such as a cordless phone or answering machine), plan for alternate communication – have a standard telephone handset, cellular telephone or pager ready as a back-up.
• Freeze plastic containers filled with water to make blocks of ice that can be placed in your refrigerator/freezer during an outage to prevent foods from spoiling.

Stay informed of changing situations by tuning into local TV and radio, and by visiting the County’s webpage at http://sonomacounty.ca.gov. Encourage those around you to stay safe and use these safety tips.