Heavy Winds, Rain & Flood Watch Thursday For Carson Valley

Posted By on December 14, 2016

Staff Reports · 2 min read

MINDEN, Nev. — The National Weather Service warns of strong winds, heavy rains and possible flooding over the next 48 hours.

Winds tonight and Thursday could impact power service and inflict damage to fences and trees in the area, according to an alert released by Douglas County.

Heavy mountain and foothill rains are expected Thursday, transitioning rapidly to heavy, wet snow Thursday evening or Friday morning.

Flooding of streams and poor drainage areas is possible throughout the Western Nevada region.

Major travel delays for the mountain passes in the region are expected Thursday night into the Friday morning commute.


In the event of flooding, sand bag locations include:

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

Each site is stocked with sand, bags and a few shovels. It is recommended that individuals bring their own shovels due to the shovels being removed by users of the sites.