More rain heads into Sierra, but flooding fear low

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Updated: 8/07/2014 11:43 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Thunderstorms moved into the Sierra Nevada near Lake Tahoe Thursday evening with the potential to drop up to an inch of rain in an hour on parts of western Nevada. But National Weather Service officials said they didn't expect the kind of flooding that damaged homes in Douglas County and closed part of U.S. Highway 95 near Hawthorne earlier in the day.

Flood waters took out a power pole and closed several streets late Wednesday and early Thursday in the Carson Valley east of Minden and Gardnerville.

East Fork Fire District Chief Tod Carlini estimated nine homes suffered interior damage and many more damage to yards and outbuildings.

State transportation officials closed a 24-mile stretch of U.S. 95 south of Hawthorne around Luning about 7 p.m. Wednesday but reopened it about 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

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