Emergency personnel in northern and southern Nevada conducted at least two water rescues Thursday as storm runoff coursed through flood-control channels and other waterways.
Street flooding from runoff was occurring or expected in Reno, Carson and other communities in northwestern Nevada where the Storey County Fire Department rescued a woman who had been camping along the Truckee River and who was stranded on an island created by rising water. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation.
In southern Nevada, The Clark County Fire Department in Las Vegas said a rescue team used a ladder to reach and retrieve a person who was trapped in a wash amid swift water. Deputy Fire Chief Jeff Buchanan said the person was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
The National Weather Service is issuing a flood advisory for Nevada's most populous areas as moderate to heavy rain is falling across the state.
The Weather Service issued warnings for parts of northern Nevada near Reno and in southern Nevada's Clark County around Las Vegas.
Meteorologists say lingering snow and ice are blocking creeks and drainage paths in areas in and around Reno and could create flooding as heavy rain moves through the Sierra Nevada.
The Weather Service also issued a winter weather advisory Thursday for parts of Red Rock Canyon and Mount Charleston outside Las Vegas where snow accumulations were expected to reach up to 1 foot and winds could gust as high as 50 mph.