Gov. Sandoval tours three flood-prone areas

RENO, Nev (KOLO) — A day after announcing measures the state is taking to prepare for the anticipated floods in Northern Nevada. Governor Brian Sandoval was impressed with the teamwork at the local level.

“There has been amount of cooperation here that is unprecedented between local governments and the state governments,” said Gov. Sandoval.

Governor Sandoval toured downtown Reno, west Reno, and the Sparks industrial area.

“This isn’t an if this is going to happen. We do have the benefit of knowing that it’s going to happen and being able to prepare for this,” said Gov. Sandoval.

Sandoval says Nevada Department of Transportation’s equipment is positioned and ready to go. Also, the National Guard is prepared and is on standby. He was joined by county and city leaders for the tour.

“We are doing what we can to make sure that all of our assets are in place when they need to be. In the next 48 hours, we are making sure we are monitoring the event as closely as possible,” said Chairman Bob Lucey, Washoe County Commission.

“It’s deadly, it’s very cold and it moves very fast. We are really urging people to stay away from the Truckee River,” said Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve.

The governor says the state will do whatever it takes to support local efforts

“You do the best you can. There is probably something that is going to happen that we don’t expect, but we do have the resources that are available to respond to that,” said Gov. Sandoval.

The governor’s office is encouraging people to keep checking for the latest alerts on social media. On twitter, you can follow #NVFlood17 and #Renoflood.