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Localized Floods and Continuing State of Emergency

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 10, 2023 11:34 am

RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – Washoe County was pounded by heavy rain all day Monday, which caused some localized flooding.

“The County in concert with the City of Reno both declared emergencies Friday,” said Kelly Echeverria, Washoe County Emergency Manager.

According to Echeverria, the county encourages residents to heed the storm warnings seriously and realize that further devastation may be in store.

The southern parts of Washoe County contain several of the severely impacted regions.

“Washoe Valley, Arrowcreek, Steamboat Ditch, those are our big concerns and that’s where most of the reports are coming in at the moment,” she said.

Sandbags were stuffed Monday by several residents of the area in an effort to save their property.

“My parent’s pond is currently flooding so we have to put sandbags to divert the water down the hill,” said Sidney Sinclair, a resident worried about the rising water.

In south Reno, Sinclair and her family met up, with her husband skipping work to assist.

“I’m actually getting really scared because my neighbor’s house, the river gets pretty close to their house on rainy days so we’re all just trying to get through it,” Sinclair said.

Make a report of your flooding by calling the county or the city.

“If there is water coming on to your property or close to your residence, then it’s important to report that,” Echeverria said.

Calling 311 will allow you to report flooding in Washoe County.

Credits: KOLO TV

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