The results were dramatic as several ditches in the Reno area failed, sending residents to evacuation centers at local high schools.
The Truckee River reached flood stage in Sparks around p.m., sending water into low-lying parks and other areas along the bank.So, we are urging people to stay away.”Washoe County Search and Rescue listed dozens of streets where residents were urged to evacuate, many in south Reno. Washoe County estimated more than 400 homes and nine commercial structures were evacuated. Within about 30 minutes, the water continued to rise and he would not leave the vehicle.Among the evacuations were 235 dwellings in the Autumn Hills area near Huffaker Park because health hazards created by the failure of a sewer lift station. Edison Street in a moving truck, but it stalled on the road around 6 p.m. Reno Fire rescue crews drove through the water to pick him up from his vehicle.A little more than two hours later the river reached flood stage in downtown Reno, leaving the river walk, Wingfield Park and other areas submerged with rain continuing to swell the river.Reno has long been known as "little Las Vegas" and visitors tend to imagine the city filled with casinos and gaming options.The Mid Town district has been featured in for its bars and restaurants.