Reno flood dangers pass; Sierra rain turned snow

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Updated: 12/03/2012 4:52 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Residents of northern Nevada and the Sierra are relieved to be gathering up sand bags instead of flood debris after a sudden shift in the weather turned rain into snow, keeping rivers and streams largely below flood levels in Reno, Sparks and Truckee, Calif.

Rescue crews continued to search Monday for a possible drowning victim in Reno who reportedly fell into the Truckee River off a tree limb late Sunday night but authorities had no confirmed reports of any injuries or serious property damage.

Businesses owners had piled hundreds of sand bags along the Truckee River in anticipation of flooding, especially in the industrial areas of east Reno and Sparks that were hardest hit by 1997 flood.

The danger passed Sunday afternoon as the colder weather brought in snow.

 

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