Following President Donald’s Trump’s Major Disaster Declaration for Nevada, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it will provide federal funds to help Nevada communities recover from ongoing devastating flooding that resulted from severe winter storms in February.
FEMA designated the following areas as eligible to receive assistance: counties of Douglas (including the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California within the State of Nevada), Elko (including the South Fork Band of Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone), Humboldt, and Washoe as well as of Carson City.
Earlier this month, Nevada Sens. Dean Heller and Catherine Cortez Masto urged the president and requested the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide disaster assistance for Nevada following devastating flooding.
“This past month, devastating storms rocked Northern Nevada and destroyed homes, property, and roads. Our state needs relief, and that’s why I have been working with the Administration, Nevada delegation, and Gov. Brian Sandoval to ensure that our state receives the resources it needs to rebuild,” Heller, a Republican, said. “I welcome the administration’s announcement, and I will continue to monitor the ongoing flooding closely and collaborate with state, local, and federal officials to help Nevada communities recover.”
Corez Masto, a Democrat who was elected in November, said Northern Nevadans who have been affected by the flooding need support.
“Federal relief is essential and would aide ongoing recovery efforts already provided by our state and local governments, Nevada tribes and nonprofit organizations,” Cortez Masto said. “Roads and bridges that were damaged by the floods would also benefit from federal funding, ensuring that they are repaired and restored for the safety of all Nevadans.
“I am pleased that the administration recognizes the need for Nevadans to receive federal assistant to recover from devastating floods.”