Douglas sets up flood damage hotline |

Douglas sets up flood damage hotline

Staff Reports

Minden, Nev. — A hotline has been established by Douglas County were residents can report damage from this afternoon’s flooding.

The number is (775) 782-6262 or residents may email to report damage, according to Sheriff’s Spokesman Sgt. Pat Brooks.

About 141 homes have been reported with possible water and structural damage and an unknown number of homes have landscape damage.

“Caution should be used in areas where exposed underground utilities have been identified,” Brooks said. “No injuries have been reported from this incident.”

Several miles of roads are reported to be undermined by floodwaters, Brooks said. “The public should use caution in the Johnson Lane area for steep embankments and loose roadways.”

Residents may also report damage at the Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire Department on Stephanie Way.

Brooks said a detailed damage assessment report will begin as soon as possible, as well as a request for an aerial reconnaissance of the damage.

“We are in contact with the State of Nevada Emergency Management and have addressed the damage,” he said. “A need and a location for debris sites will be evaluated in the morning.”