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Government Officials Prepare For Flooding

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Along with preparing areas that are more prone to flooding, local governments are also encouraging everyone who's home or business may be in a low-lying area to get ready and get some sandbags together.

There are 22 sandbag sites set up by Washoe County and 14 more by Reno and Sparks city government.

Crews were out all day getting those sites ready to go.

We caught up with one guy over at Cottonwood Park. He was getting sandbags to put around the warehouse of Motion Industries. A business he works at down by the river. We asked him if his business has flooded before.

"According to my boss, yes, it did a little bit and they sandbagged in '97. It wasn't overwhelming or anything like that, but he said better safe than sorry," said AJ Horn.

A lot like Horn, George was busy getting some bags together as well. He was getting bags for a business that is down by the river, near Cottonwood Park. He also has a home that is in a low lying area, so he is concerned.

"If I wasn't worried, I wouldn't be out here with a shovel right now. It's looking pretty serious and as far as I understand from what's going on in the hills, we should be catching a bit of water."

The sandbag locations are open 24 hours a day.

You can grab as much sand as you need, just make sure you bring a shovel.

For more on sandbag locations, go to

Written by Chris Ciarlo

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