Flash Flood Warning Issued For Eastern Douglas County Through 6 p.m. Wednesday

Staff & National Weather Service Reports · 1 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a flash flood warning for Douglas County effective through 6 p.m. Wednesday evening.

The NWS is tracking a thunderstorm producing heavy rain near the Preacher Fire burn scar as of just before 4 p.m.

A flash flood watch is in effect for Northern Nevada through 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Steep terrain, recently burned areas from wildfires, and areas which have already received heavy rainfall since last weekend will be especially at risk for flash flooding and debris flows.

People in the watch area should continue to be aware of the possibility for heavy rainfall, avoid low lying areas, and be careful when approaching highway dips and underpasses. Do not drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the road. The road may be washed out or the water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross safely.

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