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WHEREAS, flooding can create 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 damages to homes, businesses, and local community 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, flood hazard, flood risk reduction, vulnerability, and preparedness information are available from local, state and federal partners and should be studied and observed throughout the year; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Flood Awareness Committee remains committed to developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to flood hazard issues, including flood awareness and outreach activities, flood hazard mitigation planning and projects, flood plan management, and flood and inundation mapping; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Flood Awareness Committee continues to engage and inform Nevadans about how to prepare before, during, and after floods, as well as the importance of flood insurance to help create safe and more resilient communities; and we ask all Nevadans to observe Nevada Flood Awareness Week by preparing their homes and communities for floods;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim the week of November 14 -20, 2020 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 9th day of November, 2020

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