Wildfire Preparedness in Truckee-Tahoe

Wildfire Preparedness in Truckee-Tahoe

June 29, 2023

Wildfire season is upon us. Have you registered with CodeRED for emergency alerts? CodeRED is now the primary method of communication for Truckee Fire Protection District and Truckee Police during critical incidents. Residents, visitors, businesses, and those who work within the Town of Truckee are urged to sign up for the alert system today.

Register for CodeRED emergency alerts:
• Online at CodeRED
• Call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211
• Text ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411 and follow the prompt to register

Wildfire Preparedness Guides

Familiarize yourself with this information and download these guides put together by the Town of Truckee, Tahoe Weekly, and Tahoe Donner Association. Make a plan and know your evacuation zone.

Visit Truckee-Tahoe also has a regularly updated Guide to Wildfire Season and daily Truckee Travel Alert that covers the weather, air quality, planned road closures, and more. While aimed at visitors, they contain a wealth of information and links to help keep our community safe.

Visit Truckee-Tahoe’s Visitors’ Guide to Wildfire Season

Know Your Zone

Visit Community.zonehaven.com

TDPUD’s Outage Management System

The Truckee Donner Public Utility District (TDPUD) unveiled a new Outage Management System which will improve the timeliness and accuracy of outage communication with customers.

With TDPUD’s new OMS, customers will receive text and email alerts when they are experiencing an electric outage, as well as estimated restoration time when available. By using machine learning and predictive analytics, the system can detect a power outage and only send alerts to the customers experiencing the outage. The system is also automated, so the initial outage alert will reach customers in almost real-time. Customers can expect to receive alerts to notify them of the outage if an estimated restoration time is established and when power has been restored.  It is important to note that TPDUD’s main priority is safe and timely outage restoration, and smaller outages will often be restored before an estimated restoration time is established.

Customers and the general public will also be able to view updates on the new TDPUD outage map, found at tdpud.org/outage. While OMS alerts will only go to TDPUD customers, anyone can check the online outage map for information if their power is out. The outage map is the best resource for visitors and residents who cannot receive OMS alerts, and it will include information on which general areas are affected by the outage. During an extended outage, the emergency banner on the TDPUD website homepage (tdpud.org) will also be used to provide updates.