Johnson Lane hazards meeting on Wednesday |

Johnson Lane hazards meeting on Wednesday

Staff Reports
Johnson Lane resident Ron Brill shovels four inches of mud from his garage on July 21, 2014.
Jim Grant | The Record-Courier

Johnson Lane residents are invited to a neighborhood meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday to hear about the natural hazards they face in northern Carson Valley.

Five speakers are scheduled to make presentations on fire safety, earthquakes, stormwater, weather and flash flooding at the Johnson Lane Volunteer Fire House.

Organizer Mike McMackin, a consulting geologist who served on the Douglas County Flood Task Force, will discuss the status of flood mitigation efforts in the Johnson Lane area.

East Fork Fire Chief Tod Carlini will talk about fire safety for homeowners and local emergency services.

Craig DePolo of the Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology will discuss the East Valley fault zone, which is located under the Genoa fault zone, and seismic safety.

Douglas County Stormwater Specialist Coutney Walker will discuss emergency notification and engineering services.

National Weather Service Meteorologist Tony Fuentes will talk about hazardous weather conditions and alerts.

The Johnson Lane area was subject to two consecutive summers of flash flooding in 2014 and 2015 that caused more than $2 million in damages to public infrastructure.