Douglas County Prepares For Potential Flooding & High Winds Feb. 13 & 14

Courtesy of Douglas County Community Relations

MINDEN, Nev. –Douglas County is urging residents to prepare for the possibility of flooding and high winds. A storm is coming Wednesday and Thursday which could potentially cause flooding for snow-clogged drainage areas, poor drainage areas, and small streams below 6000 feet, however no rivers have been predicted to flood at this time. Strong winds are also expected Wednesday through Thursday.   Residents might also expect intermittent road closures due to flooding.  All residents should pay attention to local media and weather alerts and should prepare an emergency kit for their family.

Douglas County has sandbags available at nine locations and urges residents to assemble them on their property if there is a chance of flooding. Sandbag locations can are self-fill and the current locations are:

Zephyr Cove Park

Warrior Way

Sand is located in the upper parking lot

Sheridan Fire Station

980 Sheridan Lane

Sand is located behind the station in the upper parking area

Genoa Fire Station

2298 Main Street

Sand is located behind the station in the upper parking area

Jacks Valley Fire Station

3450 Jacks Valley Road

Sand is located in the front parking lot, east side of station

Johnson Lane Fire Station

1450 Stephanie Lane

Sand is located in parking lot, west side of station

Fish Springs Fire Station

2249 Fish Springs Road

Sand is located in parking lot rear of building

Ruhenstroth Fire Station

2008 Pinto Circle

Sand is located in lower parking lot, west side of building

Topaz Ranch Estates Community Center

4001 Carter Drive

Sand is located in front parking lot

Fire District Warehouse

941 Mitch Drive

Sand is located front parking lot, north side

How Can Residents Prepare?

  • Snow Mitigation: Do as much cleanup from weekend storm as possible. Reducing snow load on structures. Clearing snow from drains and gutters.
  • Evaluate “Plan-B” travel options over the Sierra (snow/rain) and wind prone valleys Wednesday-Thursday.
  • Secure loose objects, construction equipment, trash cans ahead of potential strong winds.
  • Clear areas prone to ponding water and mud.

Residents can report flooding in Douglas County by calling (775)782-5126. Residents may not see a crew in their community immediately; however, Douglas County Road Crews and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department will be responding to all calls based on priority.

For More Information

For Flood Safety and preparation:

For the most current weather alerts visit:

To sign up for road closures visit:

To sign up for reverse 911 visit:

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