How you can prepare for flood during Flood Preparedness Week

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It was less than six months ago that Northern Nevada was struck with the effects of flooding that resulted from last winter's record rain and snowfall. Hundreds of homes and structures were evacuated, and Governor Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency in almost every single county in Northern Nevada.

On Tuesday, November 14 from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. the city of Minden, Douglas County and the state of Nevada will be hosting a a flood preparedness event to help residents prepare for a flood in the event that we experience another one this year. The event will be held in the dining room of the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, and organizations including the Douglas County staff, East Fork Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Water Resources, Army Corps of Engineers, Carson Water Subconservancy District, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Nevada Department of Transportation, the Truckee River Flood Management Authority and the National Weather Service will be on site and available to answer a variety of flood related questions.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Flood Awareness Week event to view the FEMA flood maps, learn about the Johnson Lane Area Drainage Master Plan, receive printed maps of their properties, and receive information on how to sign up for emergency alerts. Douglas County has set up a web page dedicated to local flood information. Click here for the most current information on County flood projects, and information pertaining to Flood Protection.

For more information on flooding in Nevada and additional resources click here.

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