Emergency services respond to storm-related issues across county

A member of the Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse carries a goat to safety on Saturday morning.

A member of the Douglas County Sheriff's Mounted Posse carries a goat to safety on Saturday morning.

Members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Mounted Posse responded 8 a.m. Saturday to rescue several farm animals from a property west of Highway 395 near the old ski pond.

A menagerie of creatures were saved from the inundated location, including nine goats, two horses an alpaca, two miniature donkeys and five miniature horses were brought to safety around 8 a.m., according to Posse spokeswoman Ansie Scosa.

Dominic and Dawna Panasiti were in charge on site with their trailer.

Jana and Walt Holden from Raised Right Ranch also brought a trailer, along with Karen Morrison.

“They roped the mini donkeys and loaded horses while wading in knee high water,” Scossa said.

Scossa, of Scossa Ranch, cut down fences and carried out goats.

The rest of the team was at the Douglas County Fairgrounds preparing for the arrival of the livestock. The owners of the animals are responsible for their care and feeding while they are at the fairgrounds.

Anyone needing help moving animals should call Douglas County Animal Control and they will dispatch the appropriate teams to help residents with the flooding.

Within minutes of one another on Sunday morning, firefighters responded to two storm related calls in the county.

Tahoe Douglas firefighters responded to Orion Lane in Stateline for a report that a fallen cornice crushed the stairs into a residence at 9:56 a.m.

A residentreported flooding at a home on New Hope Court in the Pine Nut Mountains at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Firefighters reported a blocked culvert at Leviathan Mine Road is backing up water across Double Spring Flat, that is affecting homes in the neighborhood.

Flooding of the entrance of North Fork Trail prompted a call to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office on Friday night.

Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies brought the MRAP, which has a high clearance, and a drone to the North Fork Trail neighborhood where the streets have been inundated in Friday’s flooding.

The Sheriff’s Office offered to transport any residents who felt unsafe out of the neighborhood, according to Douglas County spokesman Eric Cachinero.

“No residents decided to do so,” he said from the Douglas County Emergency Operations Center.

In Nevada, only the governor may mandate an evacuation, something that has happened in Douglas County exactly once, for the Caldor Fire in 2021.

An unoccupied Toyota sedan was awash in the middle of the road.

The neighborhood is located north of Stephanie Way just east of Heybourne Road.


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