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February 8, 2017 1:40 PM

Flood Alert

County to Focus on Next storms.

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February 13, 2017 6:30 AM

February 13, 2017 6:28 am.-Douglas County, emergency officials continue to focus on assessment and recovery efforts as the flood waters subside. However, the region is expected to see more dangerous weather in the coming days.

“Ensuring public safety and providing resources to the community in the aftermath of the flooding remain the highest priorities,” said Deputy Chief Dave Fogerson from East Fork Fire Department.

Precipitation is expected to start Thursday morning. Peak river stream flows are likely Friday through Saturday with gusty winds at times. Flooding may occur in poor drainage areas including snow obstructed drains, and along smaller creeks and streams. Expect possible travel delays and wind advisories for high profile vehicles.

Road crews will be taking advantage of dry weather to clear debris, keep our roads clear, and provide safe travel for residents. Road work and repair will take place as weather and budget permits. We are encouraging residents to keep flood mitigation measures in place and clean drainage areas of snow, debris on private property. Residents should also stay clear of water in roadways and never try to drive through flooded waters.

Response priorities for County Road Crews include life safety, preventing damage to homes, maintaining emergency access to property, and providing for safe travel on all County roads.

“We have had great collaboration with all jurisdictions in Douglas County ensuring everyone’s safety during these flood and wind events,” said Fogerson. “Moving into the next week, our focus will be preparing for the next storm with the added factor of saturation in the Carson Valley.”

The Flood hotline is no longer active but will re-open should there be a need in the week to come. Residents are encouraged to call 911 for life threatening emergencies.

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February 10, 2017 11:28 AM

Minden, Nevada- 11:15 am-The Douglas County Board of Commissioners have declared a State of Emergency due to a flood and wind event that took place over the last couple of days. The flood event is supposed to continue into the duration of the weekend. The declaration has been submitted to the State of Nevada and will allow regional partners to speed up the delivery of resources required to more effectively aid in requesting additional resources, aid in recovery, and meet the needs of the community during a time of crisis.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, the Flood Warning in effect until late Saturday night for the Carson River, affecting Douglas County.

Highway 395 is closed at Cradlebaugh Bridge in both directions. An alternate route is being set up through Jacks Valley Road and Fairview. Douglas County Sheriff’s will be helping with traffic flow in Genoa. Please drive with caution and follow directions from law enforcement personnel.

Currently East Fork Fire Protection District, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Road Department, and several entities are working together, and staying in close communication with the National Weather Service to monitor changing conditions. Resources are being staged strategically throughout Carson Valley so responders can quickly assist citizens as incidents arise.

Voluntary evacuations of the Aspen Mobile Home Park and Kings Lane Mobile Home Park occurred late Thursday evening and Friday morning. The Community and Senior Center has been set up as a shelter and is taking evacuees and their pets.

Douglas County is encouraging residents to utilize the Douglas County Flood Hotline to assist them in obtaining non-emergency information related to current flooding in Douglas County. The hotline is in operation and staffed by DC Sheriff’s Office Citizen Patrol and will be open at 7 a.m. Friday morning.

The number to call is (775) 783-6404 or (775) 782-9099.

Response priorities for County Road Crews include life safety, preventing damage to homes, maintaining emergency access to property, and providing for safe travel on County roads.

February 10, 2017 3:29 AM

A Flood Warning continues for Carson Valley. The Flood Warning continues for the Carson River near Carson City, from Friday morning to Saturday afternoon. Minor flooding is in the forecast and residents should see travel impacts and flooding in the lower parts of Genoa and the Carson Valley. The highest risk of flooding is in urban areas and along creeks and streams leading out of the Carson Range.

Water is moving onto Highway 395 with closure is expected at Cradlebaugh bridge due to flooding by the morning commute. An alternate route to North Bound Highway 395 can be Fairview to Foothill to Jacks Valley Road. We are urging residents to take precaution and allow for extra travel time. Check road conditions often, as conditions can change.

Voluntary evacuations of the Aspen Mobile Home Park and Kingslane Mobile Home Park occurred late Thursday evening and Friday morning. The Community and Senior Center has been set up as a shelter and is taking evacuees and their pets.

The Emergency Operations Center is staffed with over 24 mission critical positions, mostly supported by Douglas County staff, East Fork Fire Protection District, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as well as volunteers, Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Authority, Carson Valley Conservation District personnel, the Douglas County CERT Team.