VIDEO: Are you prepared for the next flood in the Truckee Meadows?


History shows that in the Truckee Meadows, it’s not a matter of if, but a matter of when the next flood will happen in our region. Now is the time to ask yourself if you and your loved ones are ready for the next flood. Make a kit. Have a plan. Be prepared.

Many of our region’s most devastating floods occur during the winter months. The 1997 New Year’s Flood caused approximately $700 million in damages in Washoe County alone and more than $1 billion in damages across northern Nevada. Washoe, Carson, Douglas, Storey, and Lyon counties were all declared federal disaster areas. Experts estimate that another similar flood could cause $2 billion in damages.

For more information, including useful tools and resources on flooding, please visit the Truckee River Flood Management Authority’s website at And be sure to see our new television Public Service Announcement on flooding in the Truckee Meadows.

Before the waters rise, make sure you are ready.

The Truckee River Flood Management Authority is part of an interagency campaign to raise public awareness of flooding in Nevada and to help businesses and residents better prepare for flood emergencies in order to create flood resilient communities.

Visit our site at to learn more about flood risk and preparedness.


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