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Flood Watch Issued for Northern Washoe County, Carson City, and Lake Tahoe Basin

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, May 25, 2023 11:20 am

NEVADA – A flood watch has been issued for portions of northern Washoe County, Carson City, and parts of the Lake Tahoe Basin, set to take effect from 1 p.m. on Thursday and remain in place through the evening. The watch comes as a result of the forecasted excessive rainfall, raising concerns of flash flooding in rivers, creeks, streams, and low-lying flood-prone areas.

The National Weather Service advises residents and visitors in the affected areas to stay alert and be prepared for potential flash floods. The heavy rainfall expected can lead to rapid rises in water levels and the overflow of rivers, creeks, and streams. Low-lying areas and those with a history of flooding are particularly susceptible to these hazardous conditions.

Authorities urge individuals in the affected regions to monitor weather updates and heed any evacuation orders or safety advisories issued by local authorities. It is essential to exercise caution when encountering flooded roadways, as driving through deep waters can be extremely dangerous. Pedestrians are also advised to avoid walking or wading through flooded areas.

Residents should take necessary precautions to protect their properties, such as clearing drains and gutters, securing loose items, and moving valuable belongings to higher ground if possible. Keeping emergency supplies, including food, water, batteries, and a battery-powered radio, is crucial in case of power outages or communication disruptions.

The flood watch serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of weather events and the importance of being prepared for potential emergencies. Stay tuned to local news and official weather sources for the latest updates and safety instructions.

Credits: Fox Reno

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