Potential Flash Flooding in Burn Areas

Potential Flash Flooding and Debris Flows Possible in the Tamarack Burn Areas
Posted on 08/13/2021
Potential Flash Flooding and Debris Flows Possible in the Tamarack Burn AreasThe National Weather Service is forecasting conditions conducive to rainfall events Friday, August 13th; and Saturday, August 14th. These conditions have the potential to trigger debris flow events throughout the Tamarack Fire burn scar.

Debris flows are dangerous, rapidly moving landslides that can be triggered within 15 minutes of a rainfall event.

Steep slopes, canyons, gorges and the mouths of mountain streams are the locations at greatest risk.

Persons in homes or vehicles are at risk of serious injury when in these locations.

An oncoming debris flow may include the sound of rushing water, changes in water from clear to muddy, or the sound of large rocks crashing into each other.

Please refer to the Douglas County website for specific resources on protecting your property for rain and flash floods, https://www.douglascountynv.gov/cms/One.aspx?portalId=12493103&pageId=17873705.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Line:

Weather Information: https://www.weather.gov/

Know your risks and look into your home owner’s insurance coverage. Consider buying a flood insurance to protect your property: FloodSmart | The National Flood Insurance Program https://www.floodsmart.gov/