Widespread Flooding is Occurring in Washoe County

Widespread Flooding is Occurring in Washoe County

Reno, Nevada. Jan. 8, 2017. Washoe County, City of Reno and City of Sparks emergency officials continue to monitor precipitation and flood information as weather conditions continue to deteriorate. Widespread flooding is occurring in Washoe County.  According to current information, the Truckee River is expected to crest, or reach its highest level, around 10 p.m. on […]

20th Anniversary Commemorative Video of 97 Reno Flood

20th Anniversary Commemorative Video of 97 Reno Flood

Reno, NV….The National Weather Service posted a video about the 97 flood. Educational video commemorating the flood that impacted the Sierra and western Nevada in January 1997. Thanks to: KTVN Channel 2 News Skyfire Video, America’s Video Storyteller USGS Nevada Water Science Center Chad Blanchard Truckee and Carson Federal Water Master Gary Barbato, Retired NWS […]

Traffic Update….Mudslide Closes I-80 Near Donner Lake

Traffic Update….Mudslide Closes I-80 Near Donner Lake

Truckee, CA…..CHP and Caltrans are now reporting a large mudslide on westbound I-80. All Westbound traffic is being held at Truckee. Electric lines in the area area affected as well so absolutely no foot traffic in the area as well. Updated…from Truckee CHP..”I-80 westbound is closed at Truckee due to a major mud slide. The […]

List of Current Road Closures From Nevada Department Transportation

List of Current Road Closures From Nevada Department Transportation

Incline Village, NV…Below is the list of road closures and other road conditions from the Nevada Department of Transportation. Let’s be careful out there… E. Greg St Road Closed There is an incident (Road Closed) on E. Greg St in both directions from McCarran Blvd to I-80 exit 21 in Sparks Nevada. Potential flooding. East […]

Washoe County Says Flooding Could Start In Reno This Afternoon

Washoe County Says Flooding Could Start In Reno This Afternoon

Reno, Nevada. Jan. 8, 2017 – Washoe County, City of Reno and City of Sparks officials continue to prepare for a significant flood event that will strongly impact the region today, Sunday, January 8, 2017. The forecast shows flooding starting at around 2 p.m. today in downtown Reno and possibly lasting through around noon tomorrow, according […]

Over Half of All Flood-Related Drownings When a Vehicle is Driven Into Flood Water!

Over Half of All Flood-Related Drownings When a Vehicle is Driven Into Flood Water!

Reno, NV…Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other hazard. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood waters. People underestimate the force and power of water. Many of the deaths occur in automobiles as they are swept downstream. Of these drownings, many are […]

Washoe County Commissioners Declare State Of Emergency

Washoe County Commissioners Declare State Of Emergency

Reno, NV….The Board of County Commissioners declared a State of Emergency in Washoe County, which allows the County Manager to speed up the delivery of resources required to more effectively respond to an emergency and meet the needs of the community during a time of crisis. Below is the latest information regarding an emergency meeting, sandbag […]

Sandbag Locations Available Throughout Unincorporated Washoe County

Sandbag Locations Available Throughout Unincorporated Washoe County

Reno, NV…Due to significant precipitation in the forecast the next few days, the Washoe County Community Services Department (CSD) has setup several sandbag locations within unincorporated Washoe County. Washoe County asks that all citizens stay away from standing or moving water and do not try to pass over roads where you cannot see the pavement. […]

Battery Cell Production Begins Tesla’s Reno Gigafactory

Battery Cell Production Begins Tesla’s Reno Gigafactory

Reno, NV….Today Tesla announced the following…”Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy through increasingly affordable electric vehicles in addition to renewable energy generation and storage. At the heart of these products are batteries. Today at the Gigafactory, Tesla and Panasonic begin mass production of lithium-ion battery cells, which will be used […]

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