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OVPSD Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Olympic Valley Public Service District has modified its operations to adapt to the risks associated with the Coronavirus to ensure the health and safety of our employees and the community we serve. Learn more about the measures we are taking.

Wildland Fire Evacuation Plan

Please read and share the OVFD Emergency Preparation and Evacuation Guide and the Wildland Fire Evacuation Guide

If Evacuation is Needed:

  • Take Squaw Valley Road to Highway 89 go to Truckee or Tahoe City - whichever is away from the fire
  • Listen to local radio stations for evacuation locations
  • Sign up for Squaw Valley Fire Department’s Nixle notifications by texting 96146 to 888-777.
  • If it’s not possible to leave the Valley, go in your car to the Squaw Valley Ski Resort parking lot and wait there
  • If not possible to leave your residence, shelter in place until all is clear and leave Valley if possible
  • Please evacuate early if asked to do so to avoid entrapment by the fire storm!  Studies from the recent fires in Australia, as well as the Camp Fire in Paradise, showed that the people who died were the ones who planned to leave, but waited too long to do so, encountering conditions that were untenable, but that only a short time earlier had been safe for travel.
  • Drive with headlights ON so that you can be seen in the smoke
  • Drive carefully and with caution for changing conditions - vehicle accidents clog roads and lead to confusion and unnecessary deaths

Be prepared: it will likely be dark, smoky, windy and hot. There may be airborne burning embers, no power, no telephone service and poor water pressure.

Remember, NOTHING you own is worth your life! PLEASE evacuate immediately when told to do so by firefighters or law enforcement officials!

 

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