1,100 North Tahoe residents to be impacted by major evacuation drill
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — As we gear up for fire season, clearing our yards of debris and excess dead vegetation, it’s also a good time to refresh ourselves on emergency preparedness.
Making a plan, assembling a kit and staying informed are some of the key components of emergency preparedness.
The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, along with Washoe County Emergency Management, Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, IVGID, and cooperating agencies will host a Community Evacuation Drill on Saturday, May 30.
The drill will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
On the day of the drill, Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents will receive a robo 911 call, which will test the system.
The “Mill Creek Evacuation Drill” will affect the upper and lower Fairview neighborhoods, Tyrolian Village/Bitterbrush, and Lower Tyrolia area subdivisions, affecting approximately 1,100 residents.
Residents are asked to voluntarily evacuate to the lower parking lot of Diamond Peak.
All Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents and visitors are invited to attend the drill at the evacuation center and safety fair at Diamond Peak lower parking lot between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Use Country Club to Ski Way to access the evacuation center and safety fair. There will be a free lunch, information booths and displays, and drones.
Helicopters will be performing water drops above Diamond Peak and there will also be free animal micro chipping services available.
Community information meetings will be held Saturday, May 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., and Tuesday, May 19, from 6-9 p.m. at the Incline Station Training Room, 863 Tanager Street, Incline Village, NV 89451.
Both meetings will cover the same content. Visit nltfpd.net for a map of the affected areas and more information.
This article was submitted by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District.
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