Emergencies - Be Prepared Be Safe

Prepare Your Family

  • Buy a battery operated radio or TV and keep new batteries on hand.
  • Don’t go watch rising creeks and flood water, it’s not safe.Learn where your emergency kit, battery radio, and flashlights are kept.
  • Keep neighborhood storm drains clear of leaves and debris.
  • Make a family disaster plan and emergency kit for floods, earthquakes, and fires.
  • Never get in the way of work crews when it’s flooding.
  • Never walk or bike through rising flood waters.

Prepare Your Business

  • Design an emergency evacuation plan for employees.
  • Determine the risk of flooding at your business location.
  • Know where to get sandbags and how to protect your business.
  • Know where to move critical equipment such as computers.
  • Stockpile emergency building materials.
  • Tune to local radio and TV stations for emergency information.
  • Update emergency contact information for all employees.

More Information

For more information about flood preparedness visit the Truckee Meadows Flood Awareness website.