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Flood Facts

Primarily for Washoe County who are vulnerable to two kinds of flooding - winter floods on the Truckee River and its larger tributaries, and summer flash floods on small creeks, washes and alluvial fans. Topics covered, however, are appropriate for most flood situations - history, preparing, flood zones, survival, flood dynamics and solutions.

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Living With Fire: Lake Tahoe Basin Version

Provides information on fire risk in the Lake Tahoe Basin, along with strategies to reduce wildfire threat through defensible space and access zones oustide the home. Explains steps owners should take within their homes and answers common questions. Information on local resources is provided.

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Tornado Tabletop Exercise Curriculum

Tornado Tabletop Exercise Curriculum - Engaging Youth in Community Emergency Management. Walks teens through disaster planning and response for a tornado, using the Incident Command System model.

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Living With Fire in the Lake Tahoe Basin (Video)

Comprehensive video on understanding and preventing damage from wildfires in a particular part of Nevada.

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Are You Prepared for a Disaster?

Are You Prepared for a Disaster? - A family disaster planning guide for Nevada with input from Oregon State. Includes fill-in-the-blank forms. 15 pages.

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Emergency Preparedness and The Tabletop Exercise: How Youth Can Play a Part in the Process

Opportunity to engage youth in Tabletop Exercise

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Alert, Evacuate and Shelter Brochure

Color brochure promoting the "Alert, Evacuate, and Shelter" project of the 4-H Community Readiness Network

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Shock Chlorination: A Step-by-Step Guide to Shock Chlorinating Wells and Home Water Supply Systems

Provides procedures for shock chlorinating a well. Detailed explanation. Includes photographs and safety advice.

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1999 Rangeland Wildfires: Economic Impacts to Northern Nevada

Deals with the direct economic impacts of wildfires include things such as fire suppression efforts, lost forage and grazing, lost infrastructure such as fences and other physical structures, and reseeding efforts. Many impacts are unknown at the current time, but will contribute to the total economic impact.

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Living With Fire: Mt. Charleston Version

Homeowner guide book accompanies Living with Fire video series

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Living with Fire Before, During, and After the Fire (Video)

25 minute on how to reduce risk of wildfire threat to your home and what to do during and after a fire.

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Wildfire Evacuation Checklist

Wildfire evacuation checklist in brochure format.

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Living with Fire: A Guide for the Homeowner - Great Basin Version

Given the number of wildfires through the west, this publication deals with what the homeowner needs to know about fire, and protecting their home from wildfires. This award winning program was also turned into a TV special aired this past year.

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Living With Fire: Eastern Sierra Front Version

16 page guide that accompanies Living with Fire video series.

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Greenstrips: Another Tool to Manage Wildfire

Looking at green stripping as a tool for communities to use in managing wildfire impacts and spread. Fact Sheet 97-36

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What Grows Back After The Fire?

This fact sheet describes the response of some common northern Nevada rangeland plants to wildfire answering the frequently asked question is "Will it grow back?"

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Living with Fire in the Mount Charleston Area

PDF of Presentation to accompany Living with Wildfire: Mount Charleston Version

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Living With Fire in the Big Sagebrush/Grass Environment

Presentation notes to video

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Living with Fire in the Pinyon-Juniper Woodland

Presentation materials with notes- accompanies video

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Living with Fire in the Big Sagebrush/Bitterbrush Environment

Presentation materials/notes for video

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Firescaping - Landscape Design for Defensible Space

Four- fold color brochure.

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Prepare for Summer Flash Floods: Keep Your Culvert Clean

Door hanger as well of distributing information.

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Living With Fire: A Guide for the Homeowner

Offers pre-fire advice ,such as vegetation management, fire-resistant building materials and subdivision design, to mitigate the damage caused by wildfires. Describe fire environment and answers common homeowner questions.

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