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December 1, 2012
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Weekend storm has officials on high alert

Northern Nevada authorities declared a state of emergency and piled sandbags Friday ahead of an intense storm packing heavy rain, strong winds and fears of widespread weekend flooding in the Reno area.

The Nevada National Guard, state Division of Forestry and other emergency relief agencies mobilized after the National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the length of the Truckee River.

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration predicts the Truckee River will reach near 8 feet between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday - flood stage for this portion of the river is 4.5 feet, according to a late …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 2, 2012 02:59AM Published Dec 1, 2012 04:15AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.