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January 6, 2013
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Fernley Flood Five years later: Mayor says ‘we’re into a new era’

In the early hours of Jan. 5, 2008, life for hundreds of Fernley residents turned abruptly during a flood that at the time thrust the Lyon County town of about 20,000 people into the national spotlight.Five years later, however, Fernley Mayor LeRoy Goodman describes those as mostly distant memories now.“I think the flood is pretty much behind us,” said Goodman, a 47-year Fernley resident. “The lawsuits on the city’s part have been resolved, and Fernley’s just moving forward trying to attract industry and business and building the community. We’re into a new era.”There still is no forgetting Jan. 5, 2008, …

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