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Flash-flood watch lifted for Western Nevada

Staff Reports

A double rainbow over Carson Valley on Thursday after a second straight day of flooding.

A flash-flood watch in Western Nevada has been canceled by the National Weather Service.

According to a statement issued by the Weather Service this afternoon, showers and thunderstorms on Friday night will be weaker with only moderate rains expected with a minimal threat of additional flash flooding.

Thursday saw floodwaters raging through Johnson Lane for the second day in a row. The county had more than 100 workers helping residents, including three Nevada Division of Forestry hand crews.

More than 3,000 sandbags were filled and placed to help stem the flow on Thursday.

Flooding on Wednesday promoted Douglas County commissioners to issue a disaster declaration.

State Damage Assessment teams visited northern Carson Valley on Thursday to determine the amount of damage to public infrastructure and private property following state and federal criteria, according to spokeswoman Melissa Blosser.

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She said the county hopes to have the report completed as soon as possible.

"We are still collecting information on damage throughout the county," she said. "A public Douglas County flash flood hotline (775)782-6262 and email address has been established at douglasflood2015@gmail.com. Residents can use these contacts to report damages for the state assessment. Please leave a detailed message with your name, contact information and address for future damage assessment."

Road crews worked on Friday clearing drainages and culverts from upper Johnson Lane down following the flooding pattern.

"We expect these efforts will assist with any additional flood waters that may be experienced over the next few days," Blosser said. "We are scheduling the NDF crews for the same type of work next week, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday."

Damage Report

If you have significant flood damage, call Public Works (775)783-6480 and they will respond to your inquiry in order of severity.