Nevada Heavy Rains and Flooding (DR-1583)

Incident period: January 7, 2005 to January 13, 2005
Major Disaster Declaration declared on March 7, 2005

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 10, 2005
News Release
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today it has obligated $991,201.68 million in Public Assistance Program funds to reimburse state, county, and local governments for losses suffered from the severe storms and flooding of January 7-13 in Clark and Lincoln Counties.
May 3, 2005
News Release
LAS VEGAS, Nev -- The Nevada Division of Emergency Management (NDEM) and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have scheduled public meetings for Public and Private Non-profit entities in the presidentially declared disaster counties of Lincoln and Clark. The purpose of these meetings is to provide an overview of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
March 30, 2005
News Release
LAS VEGAS, Nev.-- When water from a flood, sewage backup or leaky pipes enters a home, it can create the right environment for mold, mildew and bacteria growth which can adversely affect the health of the home’s inhabitants. Mold is the common term used to describe a downy or furry growth on the surface or organic matter, cause by fungi, especially in the presence of dampness and decay. Mold is often used interchangeably with the word mildew. They are the generic terms that describe a variety of microorganisms, including fungi, algae, rusts, yeasts and bacteria.
March 21, 2005
News Release
Las Vegas, Nev -- Federal officials are reminding Nevada residents that everyone lives in a flood zone. Floods can be caused by many events to include storms and melting snow or water backup due to an overloaded drainage system. Flooding is the leading cause of property loss from natural disasters in this country. “One of the best ways to financially protect your home, business and personal property is by purchasing flood insurance,” said Philip Parr, federal coordinating officer for the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
March 14, 2005
News Release
Las Vegas, Nev. -- Local official briefings have been scheduled to explain the process of applying for federal infrastructure assistance for flooding caused by periods of severe storms that occurred in Nevada from January 7-13, Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials said today.
March 8, 2005
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster funds have been made available for Nevada to help local governments in the counties of Clark and Lincoln recover from the effects of flooding rains that hit the area last January.
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