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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 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, Nevada continues to take critical steps to address climate change, the risk of more hazardous and frequent flooding remains a constant threat to people, property, and the natural environment; 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 in order to reduce the impacts of flooding to communities, lives, and property; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada Flood Awareness Committee is committed to developing comprehensive and sustainable solutions to flood hazard issues, including flood awareness and outreach activities, flood hazard mitigation planning and projects, floodplain 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 safer and more resilient communities; and 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

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 26th day of October, 2021

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