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Emergency Preparedness

People who visit our beautiful community rarely think of the disasters that may occur. Most disasters happen without warning. Therefore, we all need to be responsible to our communities, our families, and ourselves to ensure we are prepared.  Public safety officials will determine if an evacuation is the most effective means available for protecting you from the effects of an emergency situation. You will be informed by Washoe County Sheriff's deputies, local media, temporary signs, and the Emergency Alert System (EAS).

Please take time and become well versed in our Emergency Preparedness Guide . We also have a Spanish version. It reviews the necessary steps to make a family emergency plan, an evacuation plan as well as how to prepare a disaster supplies kit. Document your home inventory and important papers here.

You can also visitReady Washoe to learn how to:

  1. Make a plan
  2. Assemble a kit
  3. Stay informed

Emergency Alerts

Please take a moment to register for CODE RED to be notified by your local agencies in the event of emergencies or critical community alerts. Examples include evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports. 

Register for Emergency Alerts


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