State of Nevada Executive Order - Executive Department

Declaration of Emergency

Whereas, Nevada Revised Statute 414.070 authorizes the Governor to issue a proclamation declaring a state of emergency when a natural disaster of major proportions has occurred within this state, and the assistance of state agencies is needed to supplement the efforts and capabilities of political subdivisions to save lives, protect property, and protect the health and safety of persons in this state; and
Whereas, a severe weather system beginning on January 7, 2017, is affecting the counties of Washoe, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey, the City of Carson City, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, with heavy rainfall and the potential of significant flooding throughout the region; and
Whereas, the severe weather system threatens to damage residential and commercial structures in the affected areas, as well as, the health, safety, and welfare of persons in this state; and
Whereas, as of January 7, 2017, the counties of Washoe, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey, the City of Carson City, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, have declared a state of emergency due to the anticipated effects of the severe weather system; and
Whereas, the counties of Washoe, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey, the City of Carson City, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California are experiencing a significant economic impact in providing emergency services in preparation for the severe weather system and anticipate continued economic obligations resulting in financial hardship for short-term response and long-term recovery of the affected areas; and
Whereas, Whereas, the counties of Washoe, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey, the City of Carson City, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California require the assistance of the state government to save lives, protect property, and protect the health and safety of persons in this state; and

Now, Therefore, I, Brian Sandoval, Governor of the State of Nevada, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada, hereby declare a state of emergency due to the severe weather system affecting northern Nevada and the consequent danger to life and damage to property, and direct all state agencies to supplement the efforts of Washoe, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties, the City of Carson City, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California to save lives, protect property, and protect the health and safety of persons in this state.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 7th day of  January, in the year two thousand  seventeen.

Official Nevada State Seal          Sandoval-Cegavske-Scott