Lombardo expands weather-related state of emergency

Flood water inundates a private property in the Carson Valley on March 11, 2023.
Northern Nevada flooding Photo credit © JASON BEAN/RGJ /USA TODAY NETWORK

Carson City, NV (KXNT) – Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo has amended his declaration of emergency to include additional areas 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, Lincoln County, Lyon County, Mineral County, Nye County, Storey County, Washoe County, Walker River Paiute Tribe, White Pine County, Yerington Paiute Tribe, and the Yomba Shoshone Tribe.

In addition to recognizing all of the counties and tribes who have issued emergency declarations to date, the amendment directs the Nevada Department of Transportation to formally request assistance through the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program.

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.

Governor Lombardo’s declaration of emergency means impacted areas will continue to receive state and federal assistance as they work to repair damage from the storms.

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