Prepare for wildfires, power shutoffs

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Despite recent rain in the Tahoe Sierra, fire officials are urging locals, visitors and vacation homeowners to be prepared in the event of a wildfire. Also, when weather conditions worsen, communities could experience emergency power shutoffs, according to utility companies.

Read Tahoe Guide’s “Tahoe Wildfire Preparedness Guide” available at to learn how to prepare a Go Bag, defensible space, evacuation routes, to sign up for emergency alerts and much more.

Emergency shutoffs
Liberty Utilities and NV Energy have announced that the public should be prepared if public safety power shutoffs are needed. If conditions become necessary, electricity companies may de-energize transmission lines to help prevent wildfires. Everyone should be prepared with emergency supplies for several days under extreme weather conditions. Read the “Tahoe Wildfire Preparedness Guide” for how to prepare a disaster survival kit for a home. |,

Wildfire meeting
There will be an Olympic Valley Town Meeting to discuss Wildfire Mitigation Efforts, Survival, and Evacuation on Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at the public service district. |

Olympic Valley Town Meeting

Sept. 21 | 6 p.m.

Fire Fest

Sept. 30 | Hard Rock Lake Tahoe

Fire Ball fundraiser

Oct. 4 | Olympic Valley Event Center