Statement from Governor Sandoval on Nevada Recovery Service Center


David Passey
FEMA, External Affairs Director
(510) 627-7054
Carson City, NV - August 31, 2017

Good morning: Please find below a quote from Governor Sandoval followed by the announcement that FEMA will open a Nevada Recovery Service Center in Carson City to provide support to survivors of Hurricane Harvey. The Center will hire an initial 300 individuals to assist in these efforts.

“Nevada is proud to serve as a base of operations for FEMA as the victims of Hurricane Harvey begin to seek the resources necessary to rebuild their homes and communities. I am pleased that Nevadans will be helping their fellow Americans and we’ll work with FEMA to ensure its hiring demands are fulfilled so assistance can be provided in a swift manner and the victims of the Hurricane can begin the difficult process of restoring their lives.” – Governor Brian Sandoval

Congressional and Intergovernmental Advisory


FEMA announced today that it will establish a Recovery Service Center in Carson City, Nevada to offer additional support to the survivors of Hurricane Harvey and other ongoing disaster operations. Establishment of the service center will not affect ongoing support to state, local and tribal applicants for the flooding that took place in Nevada in January and February of this year.

FEMA will send other U.S. Department of Homeland Security and additional FEMA employees and recruit local Nevadans to staff the new recovery service center.

The Recovery Service Center will receive and process applications from disaster survivors for disaster assistance through its toll-free registration number and through online registration. The Carson City center seeks to build initially to 300 customer service representatives working at a time, and therefore seeks hundreds of individuals willing to lend their skills and experience to this important disaster support function.

Individuals interested in applying for FEMA temporary customer service positions can find more information at

FEMA asks willing state, local, tribal, private and non-governmental organizations to help publicize its need for  dedicated Nevadans to help disaster survivors. Please share the job announcement and encourage interested individuals to apply.

If you have any questions about the recovery service center, please contact David Passey, External Affairs Director, at (510) 627-7054 or at

FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.