Emergency Management

About Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for planning, response and recovery activities associated with natural and man-made emergencies and disasters throughout the County and coordination of those activities with Local Agencies, and State Agencies. On this page you will find links to information that will help you prepare for an emergency in Douglas County. The information that you can access from this webpage is some of the information that the Office of Emergency Management uses to prepare and respond to an emergency.

REVERSE 911

Local emergency management officials will continually be updating the local media during the events of an emergency. Citizens should monitor local television stations and radio emergency alerts. It is a good idea to have a battery operated radio included in your evacuation kit. Residents can also sign up for Reverse 911 an automated system that will call your cell phone in times of an emergency. Register here.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Douglas county Hazard Mitigation Plan has recently undergone an update by Douglas county Emergency Management and other local, state and federal agencies. Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of emergency and non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects and emergency response. Hazard Mitigation Plans must be updated every five years

Download the entire updated Hazard Mitigation Plan 2019 

2013 Douglas County Hazard Mitigation Plan.


Contact

Kara Easton

Kara Easton

Emergency Manager

1594 Esmeralda Ave. Minden, NV 89423

Minden, NV 89423

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Ph: (775) 783-6037

News

Posted: Jun 10, 2024

Planning Division Invites Public to Attend South Shore Area Plan Townhall

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Posted: Jun 07, 2024

Recorders Office Launches New Software

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Posted: Jun 03, 2024

Judge Upholds Certificate of Insufficiency Related to Vacation Home Rental Petition

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Posted: May 31, 2024

New Justice Center Design

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Posted: May 29, 2024

June 6 BOCC Meeting Offsite

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Posted: May 23, 2024

Douglas County Hires New CTO

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Posted: May 22, 2024

BOCC Applications for Library Board of Trustees

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Posted: May 06, 2024

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners to Host Special Meeting for Budget Adoption

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Posted: May 02, 2024

Douglas County Debuts Finalized Strategic Plan

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Posted: Apr 26, 2024

2024 Muller Parkway Project Updates

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Posted: Apr 18, 2024

Federal Emergency Management Agency Updates Flood Maps, Opens Appeal Period

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Posted: Apr 17, 2024

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners to Host Special Meeting for Budget Updates

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Posted: Apr 09, 2024

BOCC Airport and Audit Committee Appointment

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Posted: Mar 28, 2024

Douglas County Hires New Community Services Director

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Posted: Mar 26, 2024

DOUGLAS COUNTY SHARES INFORMATION, RESOURCES FOR NOXIOUS VEGETATION MANAGEMENT

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Posted: Mar 14, 2024

Douglas County Announces Budget Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2024-25

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Posted: Mar 11, 2024

New Date for the Board of County Commissioners Strategic Plan Special Meeting

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Posted: Mar 05, 2024

Bureau of Indian Affairs to Hold Public Meeting on Painted Rock Mine

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024

March 1, 2024 Board of County Commissioners Special Meeting Postponed

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Posted: Feb 29, 2024

Douglas County Appoints New Minden-Tahoe Airport Manager

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Posted: Feb 12, 2024

Board of County Commissioners to Hold Special Meeting to Review Public Feedback on Strategic Plan

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Posted: Feb 07, 2024

Discrepancies Found on VHR Petition

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Posted: Feb 04, 2024

County Government Office Closure Does Not Affect Elections

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Posted: Feb 04, 2024

County Offices to Close Monday, February 5

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Posted: Jab 26, 2024

Douglas County Manager's Office to Oversee Supervision of China Spring Youth Camp

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Posted: Jab 24, 2024

Douglas County Presents Draft of Strategic Plan, Encourages Public Feedback

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Posted: Jab 23, 2024

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for One Appointment to the Airport Advisory Committee

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Posted: Jab 18, 2024

Interim Assistant County Manager Accepts Lasting Appointment

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Posted: Jab 18, 2024

Douglas County Hosts Two Stormwater Master Plan Public Workshops

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Posted: Dec 22, 2023

Douglas County Recognizes Renea Louie

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Posted: Dec 18, 2023

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Various Volunteer Advisory Boards

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Posted: Dec 08, 2023

Douglas County Assessment Notice

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Posted: Nov 28, 2023

December 7, 2023 BOCC Meeting Time Change

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Posted: Nov 16, 2023

Douglas County Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

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Posted: Nov 09, 2023

Planning Commission to Continue Development Item

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Posted: Nov 02, 2023

County to Review and Present Strategic Plan Public Feedback

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Posted: Nov 01, 2023

Flood Awareness Education Event

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Posted: Oct 25, 2023

Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Update

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Posted: Oct 13, 2023

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Various Volunteer Advisory Boards

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Posted: Oct 02, 2023

Douglas County Public Elections Office Moves Locations

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Posted: Sep 29, 2023

October 19, 2023 Board of County Commissioners Meeting to be Held at Lake Tahoe, Item Concerning Vacation Home Rentals to be Discussed

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Posted: Sep 29, 2023

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2023 Business Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 29, 2023

County Wrapping Up First Phase of Strategic Plan, Sets Sights on Next Steps

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Posted: Sep 22, 2023

Douglas County, Nevada Launches Website-Based Digital Budget Book Powered By ClearGov

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Posted: Sep 20, 2023

Community Health Hosts Flu Vaccine Clinics

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Posted: Sep 11, 2023

Douglas County and DCSO Launch New Real-Time Emergency Mapping Tool

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Posted: Sep 05, 2023

Strategic Plan Online Survey Now Live

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Posted: Sep 01, 2023

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer Recognized with National Elections Certification

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Posted: Aug 25, 2023

Douglas County Accepting Applications for Chief Technology Officer and Chief Financial Officer

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Posted: Aug 21, 2023

Douglas County Hires New Economic Vitality Manager

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Posted: Aug 18, 2023

Douglas County Launches Strategic-Planning Process, Holds Several Public Workshops to Garner Input

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Posted: Aug 08, 2023

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer's Office Working to Rectify Small Number of Inaccurate Property-Tax Bills

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Posted: Aug 02, 2023

August 3, 2023 Board of County Commissioners Meeting to Include Virtual Option

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Posted: Jul 21, 2023

Douglas County Community Health Clinic Hosts Back-to-School Vaccine Event

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Posted: Jul 20, 2023

Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for One Volunteer Advisory Board Position

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Posted: Jul 19, 2023

Douglas County Now Accepting Applications for Justice of the Peace in Tahoe Township

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Posted: Jul 12, 2023

Douglas County Now Accepting Applications for 2024 Community Development Block Grant Program Grant Cycle

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Posted: Jul 11, 2023

Douglas County Asks Residents and Visitors to Prepare for Upcoming Heatwave

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Posted: Jun 30, 2023

Board of County Commissioners to Hear Agenda Item Related to American Rescue Plan Act

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Posted: Jun 30, 2023

Douglas County Community Services Director Scott Morgan to Serve as Interim Assistant County Manager

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Posted: Jun 21, 2023

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer's Office Resuming Passport Services by Appointment Beginning July 10

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Posted: Jun 16, 2023

Board of County Commissioners Approves Contract for New Douglas County Manager

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Posted: Jun 15, 2023

Emergency Management Director Officially Appointed by the Board of County Commissioners

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Posted: Jun 08, 2023

Board of County Commissioners Adopts Changes to VHR Ordinance

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Posted: Jun 05, 2023

Douglas County Assessor’s Office Provides Permanent DMV Exemption Cards For Qualifying Taxpayers

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Posted: Jun 01, 2023

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Currently Accepting Applications for Appointment to the Airport Advisory Committee

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Posted: May 24, 2023

Second Round of ARPA Funding Now Available

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Posted: May 18, 2023

Douglas County Focuses on Flood-Mitigation Efforts Ahead of Spring Runoff

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Posted: May 18, 2023

National Weather Service Predicts Increased Chance of Flooding due to Accelerated Snowmelt, Thunderstorms

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Posted: May 11, 2023

Vail Resorts Epicpromise Community Grant Supports Douglas County Community Services Foundation and Douglas County's Youth and Teens

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Posted: May 04, 2023

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Approves Labor Agreement with Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies and Sergeants

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Posted: May 03, 2023

Douglas County Community Services Foundation Names 23-24 Board of Trustees

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Posted: May 02, 2023

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications For One Appointment to the Library Board of Trustees

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Posted: Apr 24, 2023

Douglas County Code Enforcement Reminds Businesses of Signage Regulations

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Posted: Apr 12, 2023

Douglas County Community Services Director Receives Prestigious State Award

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Posted: Apr 04, 2023

Vacation Home Rental Meeting April 10, 2023

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Posted: Mar 31, 2023

Kara Easton Hired as Douglas County Emergency Management Director

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Posted: Mar 23, 2023

Board of County Commissioners to Review Vacation Home Rental Code Revisions April 10

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Posted: Mar 21, 2023

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for One Appointment to the Vacation Home Rental Advisory Board

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Posted: Mar 16, 2023

Douglas County to be Extending the Deadline Property Tax Payments to Monday, March 20

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Posted: Mar 15, 2023

Precautionary Evacuation Warning Lifted for Buckeye/Dangberg Reservoir Area

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Posted: Mar 14, 2023

Douglas County Offices to Open Wednesday, Flood Response Continues

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Posted: Mar 13, 2023

Douglas County Offices to Close Tuesday, March 14, County Services will be Provided Online or Remotely Where Possible

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Posted: Mar 11, 2023

With Another Atmospheric-River Event on the Way, the Time to Prepare is Now

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Posted: Mar 10, 2023

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Declares a Local State of Emergency

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Posted: Mar 07, 2023

With Potential Flooding in the Forecast, Douglas County Urges Residents to Prepare

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Posted: Mar 06, 2023

Community Services Department Named Finalist for Cashman Good Government Award

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Posted: Mar 03, 2023

Due to Regional Flooding, Douglas County Offices are to Close Immediately

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Posted: Mar 03, 2023

Douglas County Opens Competitive Bid for Minden-Tahoe Airport Operations and Management Services

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Posted: Feb 27, 2023

Vacation Home Rental Code Up for Review

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Posted: Feb 24, 2023

Douglas County Manager Authorizes Nonessential County Offices to Close at Noon

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Posted: Feb 23, 2023

Douglas County Urges Residents to Prepare for Winter Storms, Avoid Travel

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Posted: Feb 22, 2023

Minden-Tahoe Airport Management Company Sends Notice to Terminate Contract with Douglas County

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Posted: Feb 22, 2023

Jackson & Whitaker Wealth Management Sponsor

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Posted: Feb 16, 2023

FY 23-24 Community Grant Program Application Opens February 17, 2023

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Posted: Feb 13, 2023

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Volunteer Advisory Board Position

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Posted: Feb 06, 2023

Douglas County Clerk-Treasurer’s Office Launches New Website

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Posted: Jab 18, 2023

Douglas County Deactivates Flood Call Center

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