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WHEREAS, flooding creates emergencies of great concern to the State of Nevada, with imminent threat to life and property, as well as the potential for hundreds of millions of dollars in damage to homes, businesses and local government infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, since 1955 Nevada has received 16 Presidential Disaster Declarations for flooding, the last of which involved a Nevada tribal community in 2014; and

WHEREAS, Nevadans are able to reduce their risk by taking actions to prepare for floods, and in turn help make all communities safer and more damage resistant; and

WHEREAS, Nevada communities are able to reduce flood damage through floodplain management; and

WHEREAS, the multi-entity Nevada Flood Awareness Committee was formed to raise awareness among Nevadans and provide information about floods, flood awareness and flood insurance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of November 13-19, 2016

 FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK IN NEVADA

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Wayne Thorley