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Nevada Severe Storms and Flash Flooding (DR-1281)

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Incident period: July 08, 1999 to July 16, 1999
Major Disaster Declaration declared on July 20, 1999


August 11, 1999 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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.

Financial Assistance

If and when individual assistance money is approved for this disaster, it will be displayed here. Information is updated every 24 hours.

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $4,736,115.00 $429,615.84 $4,190,877.14
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:46 (Updated daily)

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