Flood Awareness Week set for Nov. 4-10 | RecordCourier.com

Flood Awareness Week set for Nov. 4-10

Staff Reports

An excavator prepares to pluck large debris from the Carson River on the Cradlebaugh Bridge on Jan. 9, 2017. The winter of 2017 saw Cradlebaugh Bridge close twice due to high water in the Carson River..

Douglas County and the State of Nevada are hosting an educational event to inform citizens on flood preparation and safety during Flood Awareness Week, Nov. 4-10.

This year's event is 3-6 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Dining Room of the Douglas County Community and Senior Center. Douglas County staff, East Fork Fire Protection District, Nevada Division of Water Resources, Army Corps of Engineers, Carson Water Subconservancy District, the Washoe Tribe Environmental Protection Department, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, FEMA National Flood Insurance Program, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and the National Weather Service will be on site and available to answer a variety of flood related questions.

"We want to encourage residents to come down and speak with our staff about flood preparation as we head into the winter and we are here to answer any questions residents might have about the FEMA flood maps," said Douglas County Stormwater Program Manager Courtney Walker.

Residents are encouraged to attend the Flood Awareness Week event to view the FEMA flood maps, learn about the Johnson Lane Area Drainage Master Plan, receive printed maps of their properties, and receive information on how to sign up for emergency alerts. Douglas County has set up a web page dedicated to local flood information. The most current information on county flood projects, and information pertaining to Flood Protection, can be found at http://www.douglascountynv.gov/