Flood

Noah Glick

This year’s flooding has left many people in Northern Nevada either displaced or dealing with extensive property damage. But nowhere in the state may be as hard hit as Lemmon Valley.

Crews continue to work on flood mitigation and recovery in Lemmon Valley more than two months after the first round of severe storms hit the region.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports that while progress is being made, many residents are upset with what they say has been a slow response.

Andrea Landis

Monday, 6:20 p.m. update:

The following information has been compiled by KUNR from local press releases:

WEATHER:

The National Weather Service in Reno is predicting snow and increased winds through Wednesday. The flood risk is decreasing. However, officials urge residents to avoid the Truckee River and flooded areas. First responders are still urging the public to stay away from the Truckee River. The water is very cold and very fast and hypothermia can set in quickly.

 

During a flood, safety precautions like staying away from and not driving through flooded areas are the primary concerns Health Officer Kevin Dick is with the Washoe County Health District. He says people should also avoid coming into contact with flood waters, which could be contaminated and can pose several public health risks.

“People should presume that any flood waters that they see are contaminated with sewage, so it could be full of pathogens,” Dick explains, “and not something you want to be in contact with.”