What to Expect in a Nevada Flood
Nevada Floods: What to Expect?
It seems like it happens every year; the Truckee River overflows and all of your friends on Facebook are making jokes about having to swim to work.
Early in 2017, Nevada saw extremely heavy rains and storms, which led to most of the Sparks industrial section being closed off for safety. The people living and working there were prepared, and when the flood waters receded they left "behind a ghost town of boarded up docks and sandbagged garage doors punctuated by pools of knee-deep water."
But what was the damage done?
According to USA Today: "Drainage ditches, sloughs and floodplains throughout the region caused mayhem for homeowners and businesses in south Reno and outlying areas, too."
Property was one serious concern at the time, enough to get Governor Sandoval involved: the Governor "toured the Southeast Connector and the Arlington Street Bridge on Monday afternoon to assess the damage. He said he was pleased with the preparation by the cities, county and state."
What about personal dangers?
"Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, or REMSA, and the Reno Fire Department performed several rescues from vehicles throughout the night."