Storm preparedness tips from the Town of Truckee
– For any emergency, please call 911.
– Truckee Transit service has been cancelled for Friday, January 4 through Saturday, January 5, 2008.
– Greyhound and Amtrak bus service is discontinued for the Truckee area for Friday, January 4 through Saturday January 5.
– To report information regarding local conditions (flooding, downed trees, etc.) please call 530-582-7707.
– Local agencies will coordinate efforts to respond to flood or other emergency conditions through a jointly established Emergency Operations Center at Truckee Town Hall.
– In potentially hazardous conditions consider restricting travel.
– In the case of localized flooding conditions, sandbags will be available at Truckee Fire Station 92 at 11473 Donner Pass Road.
– Do not approach downed power lines. Please call 911 to report downed power lines.
– Due to high winds, individuals should be prepared for power outages including alternate water supplies and lighting.
– Generators and supplemental heat sources of heat can create lethal carbon monoxide. Generators should only be used in well ventilated areas (generators should not be run in your home).
– Do not drive over streets with standing water.
– Intersections with non operating signal lights should be treated as a stop sign.
– January 4, 2008 Sierra Mountain Middle School at 11603 Donner Pass Road will open at 8:00 a.m. and will stay open as conditions warrant. The facility will be for motorists who are stranded in Truckee by anticipated road closures, and others who may need to take shelter.
– Local cable viewers can tune to Channel 6 for information.
– Local radio station 101.5 FM, KTKE
– Caltrans 800-427-7623
The Town of Truckee is preparing for this weekend’s anticipated storms. The Town’s Department of Public Works (DPW) and Police Department have been coordinating with local allied agencies including Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES), Placer County OES, California Highway Patrol, Nevada County Sheriff, Truckee Fire Protection District, and the American Red Cross.
At the request of the Town, the American Red Cross is establishing a shelter at Sierra Mountain Middle School at 11603 Donner Pass Road. The shelter will open at 8:00 am on Friday, January 4, and will stay open as conditions warrant. The facility will be for motorists who are stranded in Truckee by anticipated road closures, and others who may need to take shelter.
In the case of localized flooding conditions, sandbags will be available at Truckee Fire Station 92 at 11473 Donner Pass Road.
Residents and visitors are encouraged to stay indoors and not travel during stormy conditions. To check current highway conditions in the Sierra, call Caltrans at 1-800-427-7623, or visit http://www.dot.ca.gov. Emergency information will also be broadcast, as necessary, on 101.5 FM, KTKE, and on local cable channel 6. The 911 system should only be used to report emergencies.
Truckee Fire District reminds people that generators and supplemental heat sources can create lethal carbon monoxide. Generators should only be used in well ventilated areas.
For other preparedness tips, please visit the Sacramento Sierra Chapter of the American Red Cross at http://www.sacsierraredcross.org.
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