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Sparks Flood Preparations Update #2 – Sandbag Stations Operational

Sparks, NV – The City of Sparks continues to prepare for a storm event that is projected to bring substantial flooding to the City and region, particularly to the Sparks’ industrial area beginning Sunday evening into Monday morning.  This area is generally defined as south of Interstate 80, north of the Truckee River, between Vista Boulevard to the east, and US 395 to the west.  Confidence remains high on weather and flood projections. 

“I can’t stress enough the need to stay clear of the Truckee River at this time, and the parks and paths along the river,” said Sparks Fire Chief Chris Maples.  “People like to come down to the river and look at the high-water levels, however, river conditions are becoming dangerous due to high and fast moving water.  Please stay away from the River,” Chief Maples said. 

The City strongly encourages all businesses in the industrial area to take steps to prevent possible flooding to their properties.  Commercial businesses that handle hazardous materials should take measures to secure containers and drums. 

FLOOD PREPARATIONS

The City has a total of 5 sandbag stations operational.  Two of which are in place around the clock.  Sandbags and shovels will be provided. 

  1. 3 South Stanford Way (near Fly High Trampoline Park), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  1. 690 Kresge Lane (near Clark Pest Control), 24 Hours
  1. 704 Spice Islands Drive (Cottonwood Park), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  1. 1455 Deming Way (near Graphic Design), 24 Hours
  1. 2255 Larkin Circle (near Silver State International), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

While the City appreciates the support, the City is not asking for volunteer support. 

A map of the City of Sparks Sandbag Stations, along with a tutorial video on how to fill sandbags can be found here.  Additionally, a map of a flood inundation level at 20 feet (projection only) is included.

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