Northern Nevada region declares State of Emergency in preparation for flooding.
Washoe County, City of Reno and City of Sparks all declare a State of Emergency.
Reno, Nevada. Jan. 6, 2017. Washoe County, the City of Reno and the City of Sparks have all declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the significant flooding event forecast for this weekend. These declarations have been submitted to the State of Nevada and will allow regional partners to speed up the delivery of resources required to more effectively respond to an emergency and meet the needs of the community during a time of crisis.
In addition, Washoe County Emergency Manager Aaron Kenneston has elevated the alert stage from Monitoring Stage to Flood Alert Stage, which occurs 48 hours before flooding is expected.
Sandbag Stations and Further Information, from the Truckee River Flood Management Authority:
Due to heavy precipitation forecast over the next few days and the potential for flooding in our area, the City of Reno Public Works Department, Sparks Public Works Department, and Washoe County Community Services Department have established sandbag stations to help residents and businesses prepare. Below is the current list of locations. I am posting this information on our Facebook page as well.
Call (775) 334-4636 to report flooding within the City of Reno
- Nevada Peace Officers Memorial @ Idlewild Park, 1900 Idlewild Dr
- Mira Loma Park @ 3000 South McCarran Blvd
- Fire Station #5 @ 1500 Mayberry Dr
- Horseman’s Park @ 2800 Pioneer Dr
- Public Works Corporation Yard @ 1640 E Commercial Row
- Old Moana Swimming Pool @ 240 W Moana Ln
Sparks Locations (operational by NOON on Thursday, January 5, 2017)
Call (775) 353-2231 to report flooding within the City of Sparks
- Stanford Way (between Cal Lane & Greg Street)
- Kresge Lane (between Bergin Way & Watson)
- Cottonwood Park (777 Spice Island Way)
- Deming Way (just south of Kleppe Lane)
- Larkin Circle (in front of Pick-N-Pull)
Sandbags and shovels will be provided.
Washoe County Locations
Call (775) 328-2180 to report flooding within unincorporated Washoe County
- Washoe County Operations Yard, 3101 Longley Ln, Reno
- Highland Ranch Parkway, one mile west of Pyramid Hwy, Sparks
- Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Station #30 at 3905 Old Hwy 395, Washoe Valley
- Gander Ln and Eastlake Blvd in Washoe Valley (sand only)
- Paddlewheel and Andrew Lanes in Pleasant Valley
- Toll Rd and Geiger Grade
- Truckee Meadows Fire Lemmon Valley Volunteer Station #223 at 130 Nectar St
- Arizona and Lemmon Dr in Lemmon Valley (sand only)
- Blue Heron / Warrior Ln in Belli Ranch Area
Natural Resource Manager
TRUCKEE RIVER FLOOD MANAGEMENT AUTHORITY
Phone: (775) 850-7461