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A Guide for Lake Tahoe Long-Term Renters

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TAHOE NETWORK OF FIRE ADAPTED COMMUNITIES EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS To receive emergency notifications you must sign up with your county s emergency alert database Tahoe Network of Fire Adapted Communities is a multi agency program designed to help residents and visitors Use your phone s camera to scan the QR codes below or visit each county s website prepare for wildfire Led by Tahoe Resource Conservation District the Tahoe Network collaborates with the University of Nevada Reno Extension local fire protection districts land management agencies and community members to foster resilient neighborhoods to prepare for wildfire in Lake Tahoe If you often travel around Lake Tahoe consider signing up for all four counties You will also receive notifications when it is safe to repopulate PLACER COUNTY CA Placer Alert P R E PA R E N O W FOR WILDFIRES A GUIDE FOR LAKE TAHOE LONG TERM RENTERS l EL DORADO COUNTY CA El Dorado Code Red WASHOE COUNTY NV Washoe County Code Red This project was supported in part by Promoting Ecosystem Resilience and Fire Adapted Communities Together a cooperative agreement between The Nature Conservancy USDA Forest Service and agencies of the Department of the Interior This institution is an equal opportunity provider Angora Fire burn scar 2007 Photo CALFIRE DOUGLAS COUNTY NV Douglas County On the Alert TO GET INVOLVED PLEASE CONTACT fire tahoercd org 530 543 1501 ext 114 tahoelivingwithfire com SCAN QR CODE OR VISIT WEBSITE tahoelwf Tamarack Fire 2021 Photo California Tahoe Conservancy IF YOU SEE SMOKE OR FIRE DIAL 9 1 1

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BE PREPARED WHAT IS A RED FLAG WARNING A red flag warning is a forecast issued by the National Weather Service to warn the public and fire personnel of conditions that could lead to extreme fire behavior within the next 24 hours During red flag warnings Lake Tahoe residents must exercise extreme caution as just one spark could cause a catastrophic wildfire All sources of outdoor flame are discouraged during red flag warnings including wood propane and charcoal EVACUATING A WILDFIRE HOW WILL I BE NOTIFIED Public safety officials use a variety of methods to alert the public of an emergency However residents must take initiative to stay informed Local emergency notification system ENS automatically sends alerts via text email and telephone Sign up for each of Lake Tahoe county s ENS by scanning the QR codes on the back of this page or by visiting your county s alert website Local government public information officers broadcast media releases to local media outlets Emergency managers initiate the Emergency Alert System which interrupts local radio stations government cable channels and television broadcasts with emergency information First responders and credentialed volunteers go door to door to alert citizens Wildfires can happen anytime in Lake Tahoe Evacuating can be stressful and scary so you should have a plan Familiarize yourself with your neighborhood identify potential escape routes and build relationships with your neighbors so you can coordinate evacuation plans especially if you do not have a car If evacuation routes are blocked you may have to shelter in place Call 911 to inform officials of your situation Do not try to leave until a fire has passed and you can safely drive to a shelter location Use the map below to familiarize yourself with the exit points out of Lake Tahoe PLACER COUNTY Highway 267 to Interstate 80 to Truckee Highway 267 to Interstate 80 Truckee Incline V i l l a ge Kings Beach Highway 89 to Interstate 80 Truckee Ta h o e City 28 WASHOE COUNTY 28 Highway 50 to Carson City and Reno 89 LAKE TA H O E CA PREPARE AN EVACUATION GO BAG Prepare a Go Bag before an emergency and include a minimum of 7 days of supplies you would need to evacuate Include essentials such as clothes toiletries food water cash and pet supplies Make sure your personal documents such as social security card passport and memorabilia are accessible Consider adding a USB drive with copies of these documents to your Go Bag GET RENTER S INSURANCE You could lose all of your personal belongings in a wildfire With renter s insurance the personal items you leave behind when evacuating will be covered by your policy Additionally if you are under a mandatory evacuation insurance may cover your additional living expenses Make sure to save all your hotel and meal receipts for a refund Read your policy carefully to understand what it covers You can find coverage for as low as 10 per month DOUGLAS COUNTY DOCUMENT YOUR BELONGINGS Z e p hy r C ove Create an inventory of all of your personal items incase you need to make an insurance claim 50 NV Ta h o m a Highway 207 to Gardnerville Take photos of your valuables and upload them to a digital cloud such as Google Drive or iCloud LANDLORD AND RENTER RESPONSIBILITIES El DORADO COUNTY 50 S o u t h L a ke Ta h o e M e ye r s EVACUATION WARNING VS ORDER An evacuation warning or voluntary evacuation suggests a potential threat to life Evacuation isn t mandatory at this point although it is advised and preparation is absolutely necessary An evacuation order or mandatory evacuation suggests an immediate threat to life It is a lawful order to leave LONG TERM RENTER ESSENTIALS Highway 50 to Placerville Highway 89 to Markleeville FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT tahoelivingwithfire com tahoelwf Defensible space refers to the area between a house and an oncoming wildfire where the landscaping has been managed to reduce the wildfire threat and allow firefighters to safely defend the house In the event that firefighters are not available defensible space also improves the likelihood of a home surviving without assistance Review your lease with your landlord and establish a plan for defensible space and landscaping maintenance such as pine needle pick up

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