What’s your “Tahoe disaster film” of choice?

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Look, if you can’t laugh …

Tahoe/Truckee residents are tough stock. We want to understand the natural dangers around us, whether they’re worldwide and microscopic like Covid or massively visible like earthquakes and wildfires. Significant editorial resources this month were used to examine the year’s wildfire threat and look into the cause of all those little spring earthquakes … is Tahoe in for “the big one?”

Before we dive into all that heavy stuff, let’s take a load off. Enjoy some locals’ ideas for blockbuster Tahoe disaster movies … before it’s too late. 

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EMILE BAZILE, Kings Beach
Tonopalo, owner experience assistant  

When Tessie Attacks: The main plot of the story is a tsunami takes out South Tahoe because Tessie is fed up with all the trash so she causes an underwater landslide. 

 

JUSTIN SEAGO, Truckee
Olympic Bike Shop, mechanic (when the snow melts); Tahoe Dave’s in Squaw Valley, rentals (winter)

Paradise on Fire 

 


AARON KINSMAN, South Tahoe
Casino employee 

When the realtor starts a knocking, pack your bags and start walking …

 

 

WILLY BACON, Sacramento
Archaeologist and cultural resource associate 

Camp Stranded 

 

 

SIERRA DEMAREST, Truckee
A little of this, a little of that (student)

Tsunami: The Last Wave of Tourism 

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  • Becca Loux relocated to Truckee on a mission to tell stories that are fact-checked and data-driven without sacrificing the human element. She is an avid hiker, biker, skater, surfer, boarder, kayaker, sun-worshiper, and all other important "-ers" relating to the outdoors. Becca's wolfpack recently expanded to include a teenage husky named Koda.

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