Washoe County Flood Information:
– Visit www.washoecounty.us for updates and news
– For the latest information on Twitter, follow us at www.twitter.com/washoecounty
– Washoe County Roads Division is busy making sure roads are as safe as possible. There are nine sandbag locations available throughout unincorporated Washoe County. See the complete list.
– Washoe County Regional Animal Services will have the Reno Livestock Events Center available as a shelter for residents with animals in flood prone areas beginning Saturday, Jan. 7 at noon.
– Avalanche danger continues to exist in the Sierra. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office urges citizens to stay out of the backcountry until the danger passes. Avalanche experts have also expressed concern about a high probability of an avalanche in the Third Creek drainage area above Incline Village. At this time, we do not believe homes in the area are threatened.
– Washoe County School District will continue to evaluate the situation and a decision on possible school closures or delays will be announced as soon as possible.
Declaring an emergency allows the County Manager to speed up the delivery of resources required to more effectively respond to an emergency and meet the needs of the community during a time of crisis.
“The State of Emergency Declaration for Washoe County will be delivered to the Governor later today,” Washoe County Manager John Slaughter said. “The declaration has been made so that Washoe County can make requests of the State for resources as soon as possible in order to be available on-site and ready to go by this weekend.”
Washoe County Chairman Bob Lucey said Washoe County is working hard to prepare for the pending storms.
“We will do whatever we need to do to make sure all the citizens of Washoe County are safe. We want the community to know we are working with our regional partners to mitigate any damage that could be caused by this storm,” Chairman Lucey said.