Truckee: Evacuation Center Opening Sunday Morning

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The NWS predicts that the river could exceed the major-damage stage on Sunday morning.

Officials have organized an evacuation center in the event that the Truckee River floods, the Town of Truckee announced Saturday.

The center will be at the Administration Building of the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, 11603 Donner Pass Road in Truckee and will be opened at 6 a.m. Sunday. The Red Cross will help with providing refreshments and updates to flood conditions.

Predictions made by the National Weather Service Friday noted that water levels along the Truckee River could exceed the major-damage level of 8 feet by late Sunday morning. Major damage to homes and destruction of roads and bridges could happen.

Areas in danger are between Squaw Creek and Truckee, NWS notes.

You can check river levels here- http://www.cnrfc.noaa.gov/.

Sandbags are available for Truckee residents at the following locations: Old Squaw Valley fire station, 1810 Squaw Valley Road; and the North Tahoe Fire Station 52, 288 North Shore Boulevard, Kings Beach (intersection of Highways 267 and 28).

Officials note that residents shouldn’t hesitate if they feel they need to evacuate. Residents should call 911 if they are in doubt or if they see anyone who is in danger.

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