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Truckee Residents Prepare for Worst, Hope for Best

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Those who live in Truckee, California are pretty good at eyeing the Truckee River.

"I've never seen it this high," said James Woodruff today as he surveyed the raging waters. "Even last spring and the spring before that," he added. "I mean we sit on that rock over there, a lot. And it's about to disappear. That's crazy!"

He's right. Truckee hasn't seen water this high since 2005. And in 1997 the rising waters caused major damage for homeowners. So they are preparing now. Sandbagging stations have been set up and crews are on hand to help.

"Folks here are pretty savvy with bad weather," said Truckee Fire Department PIO, Paul Spencer. "They know if the weather is bad, snow or rain, to hunker down. They go fill up on gas for their cars and generators and stay home. When we have problems is with people coming over the hill."

And, he says, they are urging those who don't actually need to be in Truckee this weekend, to stay away.

Meantime, homeowners in Truckee, especially those who have been through this before, are bracing.

"We're about 10 feet from the river and when I checked just before I left to come here and get sand bags, we still had about six feet to go."

The National Weather Service is predicting a bit of a break tonight and an event wetter storm early Sunday morning.

Written by Erin Breen   

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