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Posted on: January 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lyon County Flood Preparations


DATE/TIME: January 6, 2017 12:30 PM

CONTACT: Jeff Page, Lyon County Manager

(775) 463-6531 or (775) 577-5037 (Office)

(775) 302-7088 (Cell)

REFERENCE: Weather/Flood Event

Yerington, NV – The Lyon County Emergency Management Team just completed final

plans for the predicted weather/flood event for this upcoming weekend.

County resources are being pre-positioned to monitor and respond to potential

flooding. Lyon County is working with the Nevada Division of Emergency Management,

National Weather Service and surrounding counties for the past week to prepare for this


Lyon County has pre-positioned sandbag fill stations for the public to prepare their


The Lyon County School District and Human Services staff are prepared to open and

manage shelters if needed.

Fire and Search and rescue are staffed and ready to respond to assist the public. Large

Animal Rescue Teams are in place. Public Works crews are ready to address plugged

drainages, ensure water and sewer security, traffic control. Law enforcement is

monitoring the various rivers and streams as well as responding to calls for service.

The Board of Commissioners is prepared to declare a state of emergency if necessary.

County Manager Jeff Page says the efforts of County staff, Fire Districts, the Cities and

School District have prepared the County for this storm. Page says he is proud of being a

part of this great team effort

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