Truckee, California Braces for Floods

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TRUCKEE, Calif. - An evacuation center for the Town of Truckee has been set up by the American Red Cross and emergency agencies in case the Truckee River floods Sunday morning.

The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Truckee River near Truckee and is scheduled to remain in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning.

The Truckee River near Truckee reaches flood stage at 4.5 feet. According to the NWS, the river is expected to rise above flood stage by Sunday morning and continue to rise to almost 7.7 feet by late Sunday morning. The NWS predicts the river should fall below flood stage in the Truckee area by Sunday evening.

The Red Cross, the Town of Truckee and the Nevada and Placer County Offices of Emergency Service is established the evacuation center, Nevada County Emergency Services Program manager Victor Ferrera said. The center has been set up in the Administration Building of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District at 11603 Donner Pass Road and is scheduled to open at 6 a.m. and remain open as long as it is needed.

Emergency officials are advising residents, visitors and all motorists:

Not drive a vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your vehicle to cross safely

To pay special attention in areas beneath recent burn scars as these areas will be susceptible to debris flow

Residents in affected areas should take active precautions, monitor conditions closely and evacuate the area if needed

Sand and sandbags are available at the following locations near Truckee:

Old Squaw Valley fire station, 1810 Squaw Valley Road

North Tahoe Fire Station 52, 288 North Shore Blvd, Kings Beach (Intersection of Hwys 267 & 28)

Truckee: Truckee Fire Station 92, 11473 Donner Pass Road

Truckee Ranger Station parking lot, 10811 Stockrest Spring Rd

Sand and sandbags are also available at various locations throughout Placer County, Nevada County, and Truckee. For a complete listing, please visit the following website: