President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Nevada Disaster Declaration
Today, President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Nevada and ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides from March 8 to March 19, 2023.
Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides in the counties of Douglas, Eureka, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, and Storey.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Mr. Maona M. Ngwira of FEMA has been appointed to coordinate Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR FEMA-NEWS-DESK@FEMA.DHS.GOV.