RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Authorities in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County have declared a state of emergency due to expected local flooding.
Emergency workers will remain on staff throughout the weekend, in addition to the National Weather Service to monitor potentially dangerous high winds on Saturday, and localized flooding on Sunday that could become serious in some areas. Residents of the Truckee Meadows are advised to take precautionary measures to deal with the expected weather.
Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County have set up more than 40 sand bag locations where residents may fill and pick up sand bags to protect their property. Anyone in need of sand bags is advised to bring a shovel to one of those locations this weekend. Residents are also advised to ensure they have access to flashlights, food and water, medications, batteries, and other emergency supplies throughout the weekend in case of power outages.
For a complete list of sand bag locations, information about emergency kits, and links to related websites, please visit www.floodawareness.com
. This website will be updated as necessary through the weekend as the situation develops.