Genoa, Nev. — Casey and Larry Braun have cleared 2,000 cubic yards of material that slid onto their property from the Aug. 4 flooding with the help of their neighbors. The house is still red-tagged and they are waiting for the Forest Service to assess the future stability of Fay Canyon up above them. There’s a fundraiser scheduled for 3 p.m. Sept. 17 at Testa Motor Sports or you can donate at https://www.gofundme.com/f/the-brauns-recover-from-fay-luther-landslide
Without flood insurance, the Brauns are stuck figuring out how to get their home back on their own, which was very similar to what we found out back in 2014-15 north Valley flooding. Two inches of rain in an hour on any of these drainages surrounding the Valley is sufficient to bring a deluge.
There might be some isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening in the Sierra Front. Forecasters are more concerned with dry lightning and outflow winds than any major downpours.
I’m following up on a collision on Highway 395 south of Gardnerville from Friday night. My tipster said the road was closed for quite a while.
Western Nevada College starts its fall semester today but you can still sign up for classes at wnc.edu/starthere. There aren’t any journalism classes scheduled, which I thought might be fun to take as a prank.
It’s forecast to be warm this week with highs peaking at 98 over the weekend. There aren’t any record-breakers in there, though we’ll be within 2 degrees on Thursday and Sunday.
Today’s forecast is for sunny skies with a high temperature of 93 degrees. The wind will pick up out of the southwest at 5-10 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Contact him at email@example.com or 775-782-5122.