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Statement by the Press Secretary on Federal Assistance for Nevada

February 03, 2006

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Nevada and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding from December 31, 2005, through January 4, 2006.

Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms and flooding in the counties of Carson City, Douglas, Lyon, Storey, and Washoe; and the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe in Washoe County and the Washoe Tribe in Douglas County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Michael Karl as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected area.

The Agency said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.


George W. Bush, Statement by the Press Secretary on Federal Assistance for Nevada Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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