Lyon County Encourages Citizens to Prepare for Upcoming Storms
Yerington, Nevada – Lyon County is encouraging residents to prepare for upcoming storm events expected to impact the region. The National Weather Service forecast is reporting an atmospheric river event beginning tomorrow Thursday, March 9, 2023 through next week. The wet weather may bring strong winds and flooding to smaller streams, poor drainage areas and areas prone to flooding.
Residents are encouraged to clear any leaves or debris from storm gutters and drainages in front of, or on their properties to ensure water can flow freely. Lyon County’s sandbag locations are open year-round to residents. Each sandbag location has both sand and bags to fill; however, residents must bring their own shovel.
Public sandbag locations:
- Mound House Fire Station – 56 Red Rock Rd., Mound House, NV 89706
- Silver City Community Center - 385 High St., Silver City, NV 89428
- Fire Station #39 - 460 Dayton Valley Rd., Dayton, NV 89403
- Fire Station #35 - 231 Corral Dr., Dayton, NV 89403
- Stagecoach Community Center - 8105 US-50, Stagecoach, NV 89429
- Silver Springs JPO Office - 1075 Pyramid Ave., Silver Springs, NV 89429
- Mason Town Hall building - 55 Bridge Street, Mason, NV 89447
- Dressler Park Community Arena - 2715 Hwy 208, Wellington, NV 89444
- Lyon County Roads Yard – 18 Hwy 85A North, Yerington, NV 89447
- Out of Town Park, Farm District Road and Highway 95A, Fernley, NV 89408 (East end of Rodeo Grounds)
When sandbagging your property, ensure that any outbuildings, pump houses, or corrals are protected in the same way as your home.
Call Center Phone Number and Hours
Lyon County is activating a call center beginning Friday, March 10, 2023 to respond to needs across the county. For flooding and weather-related concerns and assistance, citizens are encouraged to call (775) 461-3757 during the hours of 8:00am – 6:00pm. In an emergency, please call 911.
Lyon County’s Emergency Notification System
Register to be notified by Lyon County in the event of emergency situations or critical events, such as flooding occurring in or near your neighborhood.
General tips for citizens to prepare for upcoming storms:
- Purchase in advance all necessary groceries, supplies, and medicines for all members of your household including pets.
- If your power goes out, do not run a generator inside a home or garage. Use gas-powered generators in well-ventilated areas.
- Consider all downed power lines as live and dangerous. If you see one, stay away and call 911 and NV Energy to report.
- The combination of heavy snow and rain can add stress to roofs. Take a few moments to safely remove excess snow from your roof using a roof rake, or hire a professional, if needed.