FEMA declares Douglas County, western Nevada federal disaster area
February 17, 2017
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Friday federal disaster assistance has been made available to Nevada to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides from Jan. 5 to Jan. 14.
Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by severe winter storms, flooding, and mudslides in Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe counties; Carson City; and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Rosalyn L. Cole has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Cole said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.