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How to Stay Informed about Actual Emergencies
Radio:KVMR 89.5 FM (western county) or KVMR 105.1 FM (Truckee/Tahoe) - Nevada County’s Emergency Info Station (staffed 24/7). Hand-crank or battery-operated radios still work when power is out.
 Radio:KNCO 830 AM or STAR 94.1 FM (Daytime only, evenings staffed only in big emergencies)
Internet:Ready Nevada County Dashboard will have live-update information on large wildfire and evacuation incidents only when the county’s Emergency Operations Center is activated. Put the mobile version on your smartphone. Also has a tool for scouting evacuation routes in advance, PSPS info, live fire webcams across the state, and more.
Internet: YubaNet - https://yubanet.com/ Click on “Happening Now”
Internet: The Union - https://www.theunion.com/
Internet: Facebook page for Nevada County Office of Emergency Services
Texts: Breaking News from The Union: text “UnionNews” (without quotes) to the number 86677
Texts: Text your zip code to 888777 for Nevada County Sheriff’s Office alerts
Twitter: @NevCoOES; @YubaNet; @TheUnion; @CAL_FIRE; @CALFIRENEU (Nevada-Yuba- Placer Unit)
Cal Fire: https://www.fire.ca.gov/ or (530) 823-4083 (call volume may be high) for large incidents.
2-1-1 Connecting Point: https://211connectingpoint.org/ or just dial 2-1-1 on your phone. A free service for official information on evacuations, road closures, mass care shelters, animal evacuations, social services, etc. Do not dial 9-1-1 for non-emergency matters.
Your Friends: Use the Find Your Five plan (page 18 in the County’s Ready Set Go handbook) to create a “buddy system” of friends who will alert you when they hear there’s a nearby fire.
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