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August 11, 1999
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Nevada Division of Emergency Management (DEM) urge governmental agencies in Las Vegas and other communities and special districts in Clark County, that sustained damage and extraordinary expenses stemming from the July 8 floods, to apply for state and federal assistance as soon as possible. Requests for Public Assistance (RPAs) must be filed with FEMA's Public Assistance (Infrastructure) division by the close of business on August 19 for agencies to qualify for assistance.
August 9, 1999
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The hours when Clark County flood victims can register for federal and state disaster assistance have changed, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Starting Monday, Aug. 9, FEMA's toll-free registration number, 1-800-462-9029 (TTY 1-800-462-7585), operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Those who have already registered can get additional information on the programs by calling the FEMA toll-free helpline at 1-800-525-0321 (1-800-462-7585 TTY) during the same new hours, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
August 8, 1999
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Clark County residents who sustained losses or damages as a result of the recent severe storms and flash flooding have only three more days to visit the FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center on Tropicana Boulevard, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. The Disaster Recovery Center is located at 1455 E. Tropicana Blvd., Suite 650, where state, federal, and volunteer agencies are available for more information on disaster.
August 6, 1999
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Nevada Division of Emergency Management (DEM) are urging Southern Nevada homeowners to protect themselves from severe storms and flash floods like the ones that struck Clark County last month. "We want to break the cycle of damage-repair-damage that is so costly and so disheartening to disaster victims," said FEMA's Federal Coordinating Officer, Mike Lowder. "It is safer, less expensive, and ultimately much easier to limit future destruction than to repair it afterwards," he said.
August 5, 1999
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Now that disaster relief funds are being distributed to flood victims in Clark County, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Nevada Division of Emergency Management are working together to ensure that disaster assistance goes only to those who are legally entitled to receive it.
July 26, 1999
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the state of Nevada Office of Emergency Management (OEM) opened a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Monday July 26 to assist victims of flash floods that struck Clark County earlier in the month. The center opened Monday at 1 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, July 27, the operating hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a weeks. No appointments are necessary.
July 20, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal disaster aid was made available for Nevada today to supplement the recovery needs of flood-stricken residents and communities in Clark County, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton authorized the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued for the state this afternoon. The declaration covers damage from severe storms and flash flooding that struck the area July 8-16.