CARSON CITY, NV – March 11, 2023
This evening, Governor Joe Lombardo amended his declaration of emergency to include additional counties that have been impacted by the ongoing severe weather in northern Nevada.
Areas now impacted by the weather include: Carson City, Churchill County, Douglas County, Esmeralda County, Elko County, Eureka County, Humboldt County, Lyon County, Mineral County, Nye County, Storey County, Washoe County, White Pine County, and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe. As severe weather conditions continue throughout the weekend, the emergency declaration may be further updated to include additional affected counties and tribal nations.
Beginning on Thursday, March 9, severe weather has brought heavy rainfall, flooding, rockslides, avalanches, and infrastructure damage to northern Nevada. As severe weather conditions continue, further flooding and infrastructure damage are anticipated throughout the region. The declaration of emergency from Governor Lombardo will enable impacted areas to receive state and federal assistance as they work to protect citizens and repair damage from the storms.
Following the updates to the emergency declaration, Governor Lombardo released the following statement:
“As this severe weather continues to impact more residents across northern Nevada, I again urge all Nevadans to stay safe, travel cautiously, and to follow all local guidance. State and federal partners will continue to monitor local damage and will work quickly to assess needed repairs across northern Nevada.”
The amended emergency declaration is attached.