Douglas County Prepares for Flooding, More High Winds

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RENO, Nev. -- Douglas County, NV officials are preparing for the double-impact of this weekend's impending storms. County leaders have put in place precautions for dealing with possible wind damage Saturday and possible flooding on Sunday.

Sandbagging locations set up for the public are at the following sites:
* Topaz Community Center
* Ruhenstroth Firehouse
* Across from the Gardnerville Ranchos Firehouse
* Johnson Lane Firehouse
* Genoa Firehouse
* Jack’s Valley Firehouse
* Zephyr Cove Firehouse (For residences at Lake Tahoe)

Officials say more locations will be added as needed.

The County's website also has graphics of previous floods in the Maps/GIS section. We have provided a link to the Douglas County website below.

Douglas County officials and emergency crews want to remind resident that when in there is extreme weather, people should "remain clear of low or downed power lines and trees that have been blown into power lines and... stay clear of fast moving water and flooded areas where there is a potential for rock and landslides to occur."