The R-C Morning Report
October 20, 2011
Douglas County commissioners will consider settling their lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency at their regular meeting this afternoon. Under the settlement, FEMA agrees to convene an independent scientific resolution panel to consider scientific and technical data submitted by the county to depict flood hazards within the county. The new flood maps included large swaths of the Carson Valley that had previously been out of the flood plain. The county filed suit a year ago to get FEMA to consider maps that had better resolution than the ones used by the feds.
County commissioners will consider revising the county code to define disasters and emergencies and alter the process used to declare an emergency. There are also several changes to the county’s criminal code to reflect changes made in state statutes. Commissioners meet 1:30 p.m. at the Stateline Transportation Center at Lake Tahoe.
Today’s weather will be sunny and warm with a high of 72 degrees. We’re looking at another freeze on Friday and Saturday night, so if you’ve got any plants left, you might cover them.