Emergency Preparedness


Community Wildfire Preparedness Day

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.



Build a Kit

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
  • Flashlight
  • 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


Earthquake app

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

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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

Flood map

Is your home in a flood zone area? To find out, visit the city's flood zone map

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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