Douglas County declares state of emergency, activates call center

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Published: Mar. 10, 2023 at 10:01 AM PST|Updated: Mar. 10, 2023 at 5:24 PM PST
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MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO) - The Douglas County Board of County Commissioners declared a local state of emergency Friday to seek assistance from the Nevada Governor and state agencies amid flooding across the county. With saturated soil and more rain and snowfall on the way, county leaders say they remain concerned about localized flooding.

The declaration allows the County to use our available resources to the fullest extent, while securing additional resources to help our community members prepare and respond to the current winter storm,” said commission chair Mark Gardner.

A call center has been activated for residents to report non-emergency incidents related to flooding.

Residents can call 775-783-6038 to report their non-emergency-related flood concerns. Their hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.

They are also offering a damage assessment tool that allows the public to report flooding damage, which can be accessed here.

Douglas County is advising its residents against unnecessary travel and to have plans in case of power outages, and dangerous snow conditions.