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Flash flood warning issued for Douglas County

Staff Reports

A flash flood warning has been issued for Douglas County east of Minden and Gardnerville by the National Weather Service.

Radar is indicating heavy rain across eastern portions of Douglas County, focusing in the Pine Nut Mountains.

Storms are expect to continue through 6:30 p.m. with rainfall amounts of up to an inch possible.

“Some locations that will experience flooding include the recent Preacher Fire burn area, Buckeye Creek, Highway 395 between Gardnerville and Topaz Lake including Holbrook Junction,” National Weather Service meteorologists said.

Showers and thunderstorms are developing east of Carson Valley, according to the National Weather Service in Reno.

Most activity is forming along the Highway 395 corridor from northern Mono County through Lassen County.

Dime-sized hail and winds in excess of 45 mph will be possible with these storms.

During a thunderstorm, seek shelter inside a sturdy structure and stay away from windows. Hikers and campers should seek shelter in a vehicle if possible.