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Governments Prepare for Wet Weekend

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With all this wet weather headed our way, the cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County are preparing for the worst.

In Spark, the biggest concern is the industrial area of town.

Adam Mayberry spokesman for the City of Sparks said they are talking about the area between the interstate and the river. More notably, between Vista Boulevard on the east and U.S. 395 and I-580 on the west.

"It's a significant economic engine for our area and for our region for that matter. It employees about 20 to 25,000 people down there. We have lots of warehousing and light manufacturing, distribution. So, with significant flooding, the city is ramping up."

Of course they're also worried about areas down by the river. City officials say lots of rain could flood the banks.

Mayberry said they do have a flooding plan in place and ready to go. They announced 11 sandbag stations for residents. You can find a map here.

The city of Reno is also gearing up for wet weather. Reno's Fire and Police Departments along with Public Works and Parks Departments are working to prepare the city for high winds and possible flooding.

City crews have been busy inspecting and clearing drainage and irrigation ditches and monitoring areas that are more susceptible to flash flooding.

The city of Reno does have some sandbag locations where you can pick up some sandbags if you need them. You can find its list of sandbag locations here.

Washoe County also issued a list of sandbag locations, you can find it here.

City officials are urging you to stay away from this river the next couple of days because it's dangerous.

 Written by Chris Ciarlo

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