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Join California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and California State Senator Marie Alvarado-Gil as they provide in-depth information about how being safer from wildfires can help your insurance. Also, learn about how to mitigate wildfires and create defensible space from Fire Marshal Kim George and Battalion Chief Karl Koeppen. Dianne Rees, Al Tahoe Community Firewise Leader, will share information on how to form a Firewise USA® recognized district and the value it brings to communities.
When: Saturday, May 6 from 11:30am-3:30pm
Where: Recreation Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. For further details, visit: https://cityofslt.us/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1890.
Basic Disaster Supplies Kit
To assemble your kit store items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers such as plastic bins or a duffel bag.
A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:
- Water (one gallon per person per day for several days, for drinking and sanitation)
- Food (at least a several-day supply of non-perishable food)
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
- First aid kit
- Extra batteries
- Whistle (to signal for help)
- Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape (to shelter in place)
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties (for personal sanitation)
- Wrench or pliers (to turn off utilities)
- Manual can opener (for food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers and a backup battery
Don't forget about your furry friends?
Be sure to create an emergency kit for your pets.
To learn more, visit: www.ready.gov/kit.
Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find.
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Step 1: Put a plan together by discussing the questions below with your family, friends or household to start your emergency plan.
How will I receive emergency alerts and warnings?
What is my shelter plan?
What is my evacuation route?
What is my family/household communication plan?
Do I need to update my emergency preparedness kit?
To learn more, visit: https://www.ready.gov/plan.
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services alert and warning system provides a number of ways in which the county may contact the community in the event of an emergency such as evacuations due to wildfires, hazardous material spills, or urgent law enforcement operations.
The El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services partnered with CalOES to bring the El Dorado County Emergency Alerts notification service to residents and businesses by app, telephone, cell phone, text message, email, and social media when there is a threat to the health or safety of residents.
If you previously signed up for notifications through Code RED (El Dorado County's former alert system), you do not need to sign up again to continue receiving notifications. The information from CodeRED will migrate over to the new system. We do however encourage new registration as a better way to update your notification options. You may receive notifications from both El Dorado County Emergency Alerts and CodeRED during the transition period. However, we recommend that you CLICK HERE and sign into El Dorado County Emergency Alerts to verify your information is correct. Your User ID should be your email address. If you forgot you User ID or need your password reset, click "Forgot User ID or Password".
For more information see the FAQ's below.
Should the City of Placerville and the City of South Lake Tahoe come opt-in you will be given the opportunity at registration to opt-in to messages from all agencies that affect your listed address.
El Dorado County Emergency Alerts Sign Up Instructions
Click on "Sign Up" button above to add your information to this notification system.
You will be asked to create an account:
- Create a Username (email address is recommended)
- Create a Password. Password must be 8 or more characters; at least 1 lower case letter, 1 upper case letter, 1 number, and 1 special character
- Enter preliminary contact information
- Check that you agree to the Terms of Service
- Click "Create Account"
Enter your Address
Most alerts are sent to a specific group, based on the geographical location of the incident or event.
Note that if the pin on the map is not over your residence, you can move it to an appropriate location by clicking and dragging the pin.
You will not receive any location-based alerts if you do not provide an accurate address.
Add Additional Contacts
After creating your profile, the system will give you the opportunity to add additional household members (Emails), additional addresses, and additional phone numbers.
Below you will see links to download the mobile application for Android and iOS devices.
Save El Dorado County Emergency Alerts in your Contacts
After creating your account, you may wish to save the contact information for El Dorado County Emergency Alerts to avoid confusing it with a SPAM call or email. Telephone messaging will show a CallerID of 530-621-7595. Emails will come from email@example.com. Text messages will come from a six-digit short code that may vary, which cannot be saved.
You may receive notifications from both El Dorado County Emergency Alerts and CodeRED during the transition period. If you have not previously signed up for CodeRED, please CLICK HERE.
GET THE Smart911 APP
This new system offers several improvements to include App notifications via Rave's Smart 911 app. You will receive App notifications if you are in an affected area, even if that area is not your registered address. We also encourage new registration with Smart911 as a better way to update your profile and notification options.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR NATURAL DISASTERS
Are you prepared for the next earthquake? Learn about ways to prepare by visiting: https://earthquake.ca.gov/. Also, be sure to download the MyShake App to receive alerts for the next earthquake.
Do you have adequate defensible space around your home? Is your home hardened? Learn how you can prepare for wildfire season by visiting: https://www.fire.ca.gov/prepare and https://www.tahoelivingwithfire.com/.
Interested in becoming a Firewise community? Learn how you can protect your home and neighborhood as well as your family's safety at https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA.
Is your area prone to flooding? Learn ways to prepare for flooding in advance and how to keep your family safe during a flood. For more information, go here.
Are you ready for winter? Don't wait until winter comes to get your home ready. Also, make sure your vehicle is equipped for winter weather. For resources and tips, visit:
Also, the City has a dedicated webpage regarding preparing for winter weather which includes winterizing tips, snow removal procedures, and information from our partner agencies. Visit: www.cityofslt.us/snowremoval.
While we hope to never experience a tsunami, it is possible in Lake Tahoe with the fault lines running through the lake. Learn the signs of a potential tsunami and how to prepare for one. Visit: https://www.ready.gov/tsunamis.