CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval has sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting that he declare a major disaster for the state of Nevada as a result of severe and widespread flooding that occurred between Jan. 5 and 14.
The estimated damage from the flooding is nearly $15 million.
The letter dated Feb. 9 notes that the affected regions include the counties of Washoe, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey, Carson City, the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, which includes the communities of Carson, Dresslerville, Stewart, and Woodfords.
The state is seeking federal assistance through the public assistance program and the hazard mitigation program, which is standard protocol.