November 2018 Newsletter

Winter in Tahoe is the perfect time for evacuation planning! Preparing for evacuation can increase your chances of surviving a wildfire and will help keep your home and family safe. Below are tips on how to prepare for evacuation.
Sign Up To Receive Emergency Notifications

In order to evacuate effectively, it is important to sign up to receive emergency notifications to your cell phone, work phone, and/or home phone. Sign up to receive emergency notifications for your county, or for the entire Lake Tahoe Basin, today!

Create a To-Go Bag

Prepare for evacuation by creating a to-go bag filled with essentials needed for your family and pets. Here are some of the items that should be in your to-go bag:


  • Three-day supply of non-perishable food and three gallons of water per person
  • Prescriptions or special medications
  • Flashlight, battery-powered radio, and extra batteries
  • Copies of important documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.)
  • Pet food and water
  • Contact information for family, friends, and physicians 
Learn more about what should be in your to-go bag here: 
Practice Evacuating

Practice how you would evacuate your home, office, and neighborhood with and without electricity. Practice as if you have no time to evacuate, 30 minutes to evacuate, and 1 hour to evacuate. Here are some things to consider:

  • Do you have two ways out of your home, office, and neighborhood?
  • Can you manually lift your garage door if the power is out?
  • Do you have flashlights available if you're evacuated at night or without power?
  • Have you established meeting spots for your family if you're not all home when an evacuation is ordered?
Learn more about what you can do to prepare for fire at  tahoe.livingwithfire.info