Nevada Severe Winter Storms and Flooding (DR-1738)

Incident period: January 5, 2008 to January 10, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 8, 2008

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

January 14, 2008
News Release
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Nevada Department of Health have cautioned Lyon County residents that the recent flood could cause a potential mold problem. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encourages residents to be informed about safe ways to remove mold.
January 12, 2008
News Release
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- Only one week after the severe winter storms and flooding in Lyon County, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved nearly $1 million in federal assistance to residents affected by the disaster. "FEMA has been working closely with the City of Fernley, Lyon County and the Nevada Division of Emergency Management to assist those forced from their homes by this disaster. These partnerships have helped FEMA immediately respond to local needs," said FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer Mike Karl.
January 8, 2008
News Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available for the state of Nevada to help people and communities recover from the effects of severe winter storms and flooding beginning on January 5, 2008, and continuing.
January 8, 2008
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Bush's major disaster declaration. Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families Can Include as Required:

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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Nevada, FEMA-1738-DR (PDF 52KB)
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