With Continued Rain and Thunderstorms, Sparks Officials Caution Citizens to be Aware of Potential Flash Flooding
Sparks, NV—With continued thunderstorm and rain activity predicted throughout the region through Saturday, the city of Sparks is warning residents to be prepared should any flash-flooding activity occur.
“We are closely monitoring the weather and flood prone areas in Sparks,” said Utility Manager Andrew Hummel. “The safety of drivers and Sparks residents is our number one priority.”
Drivers are asked to report any flooding activity in the city of Sparks by calling customer service at (775) 353- 5555 during regular business hours or the non-emergency dispatch line at (775) 353-2231 after regular business hours.
City maintenance crews are prepared for debris clean-up or road closures should they be needed.
FLOOD SAFETY TIPS AND INFORMATION:
- Stay out of flooded areas until water recedes and public safety officials deem the area safe to enter. The potential for open manhole covers in flooded areas present a serious danger to the public.
- Residents are asked to help support the community by clearing storm drains and gutters of any debris that may be near homes. This will help reduce the threat of flooding in the roadways.
- Avoid walking or driving through flood waters. When Flooded, Turn Around, Don’t Drown! If floodwaters rise around your vehicle but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. If flood waters rise around your vehicle and the water is moving, do not leave your vehicle and enter moving water.
- Just six inches of moving water can knock you down, and two feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.
- Flash floods are the number one cause of weather-related deaths in the US. If there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground.