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Douglas County Advises Citizens to Get Ready for Winter Storm

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 4, 2023 3:57 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Residents in Douglas County are being urged to get ready for the upcoming winter storm.

The Lake Tahoe Area, Mono County, and Lassen-Plumas-E are under a Winter Storm Watch from Wednesday morning through Thursday evening, according to the U.S. National Weather Service in Reno. Counties in Sierra.

They claim that further significant snowfall is predicted for the area, which might lead to hazardous situations. Gusty winds have the potential to kill trees and disrupt power.

The county recommends that:

  • If able, allow indoor sinks to trickle. Running water helps prevent pipes from freezing
  • Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage
  • Know where the water shutoff valve is and how to open and close it
  • If your house is flooding, turn off the water valve and immediately call 911
  • Clear gas meters of snow
  • If your power goes out, do not use a gas stove or oven to heat your home, Use a generator, but only outdoors and away from windows
  • Have sandbags on hand in case of flooding. Clearing snow creates pathways for moving water. Assess how a flood would impact your home and have a plan in place to respond


  • Purchase in advance all the necessary groceries, supplies, and tools to clear sidewalks and driveways, uncover your car, and keep all passageways clear
  • Be sure you have a way to clear snow, including a snow shovel, snow blower with gas, and salt or sand to pre-treat the driveway and sidewalks. A push broom can be helpful for removing snow from vehicles and gas meters

Credits: KOLO TV

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