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WHEREAS, flooding can create 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 18 presidential disaster declarations for flooding, which in 2017 included: Douglas, Elko, Humboldt, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe counties; the independent city of Carson City, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, South Fork Band of Te-Moak Tribe of Western Shoshone, and Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California; and

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

WHEREAS, the multi-entity Nevada Flood Awareness Committee was formed to raise awareness, and this week provides an opportunity to educate the public about floods, flood awareness, and flood insurance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of November 16 - 22, 2019 as

FLOOD AWARENESS WEEK IN NEVADA

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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 15th day of November, 2019

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