Storm Watch: the City of Reno Asks Residents to Prepare for Wet Weather and Strong Winds
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, December 27, 2022 5:18 am
NEVADA – Wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph are expected late Monday night through Tuesday morning, with a high wind warning in effect from 10 p.m. Monday to 10 a.m. Tuesday.
On Tuesday, prepare your holiday decorations for heavy rain in the highlands and valleys.
Minor flooding is possible in low-lying areas due to swiftly rising and flowing rivers and streams.
Snow levels are expected to fall Tuesday afternoon, with chain limits in effect over our mountain passes from Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.
For the Wednesday morning commute, a rain-snow mix will fall in our valleys, creating hazardous conditions.
More storms are expected to pass over the region by Thursday into Friday, and again by the weekend.
Residents are urged to prepare for the storm ahead of time. Clear debris from drainages and ditches now to prepare for higher water flow. Secure outdoor furniture, temporary building structures, and canopies to prepare for high winds.
The City is supplying sandbags and sand at seven different locations:
* City of Reno Corporation Yard, outside the gate, at 1640 East Commercial Row. Open 24 hours
* Mira Loma Park, south end of the parking lot, at 3000 S. McCarran Blvd. Open 24 hours
* Jack Tighe Memorial Fields, in the parking lot, at 325 VFW Historic Lane. Open 24 hours
* Moya Boulevard near the intersection of Red Baron Boulevard. Open 24 hours.
* Reno Fire Station #5 (Mayberry Fire Station), located at 1500 Mayberry Drive, in the parking lot. Open 24 hours.
* Horseman’s Park, in the parking lot, at 2800 Pioneer Drive. Open 24 hours.
* Idlewild Park, in the parking lot of the James D. Hoff Peace Officer Memorial, at 2055 Idlewild Drive. Open 24 hours
Residents must fill their own bags and must bring their own shovels. At each location, empty bags and sand are provided. Limited supplies of pre-filled bags for persons with disabilities will be available at the Corporation Yard, 1640 East Commercial Row, beginning Tuesday morning, December 27 at 7 a.m. People should only take what they need because the supplies are free.
The Reno Utility Services team will monitor the irrigation ditches and ensure that staff are ready to remove debris as needed to maximize flow. The City is ready to respond to local drainage issues and has traffic signs for affected roads ready.
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