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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 infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, since 1955, Nevada has received 18 presidential disaster declarations for flooding, the most recent of which involved the counties of Douglas, including the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, Elko, including the South Fork Band of Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, Humboldt, Washoe and Carson City; and

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

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

WHEREAS, the Nevada Flood Awareness Committee was formed to raise awareness and provide information about floods, flood preparedness and flood insurance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  the week of November 12 - 17, 2017 as

 Flood Awareness Week in Nevada

 

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