In recent years nature has been restless in Nevada. There have been swarms of earthquakes rattling the western portion of the State, ravishing wildland fires, and recent flood events.
All of these emergency events have demonstrated to us all that White Pine County and Eureka County can be vulnerable to natural disasters. The risks posed by these hazards will continue to increase as the County’s population continues to grow.
White Pine County, Eureka County, and the City of Ely have launched a planning effort, known as the White Pine and Eureka County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The purpose of this effort is to evaluate the risks different types of hazards pose to the Counties, and to engage the Counties and the community in dialogue to identify the steps that are most important in reducing these risks. This plan is required under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 as a pre-requisite for receiving certain forms of Federal disaster assistance.
White Pine County, Eureka County, and the City of Ely anticipate the planning process to be completed by spring 2019.
Public comments and participation are welcomed and encouraged. For additional information, request to participate, or to make comments, please contact:
Eureka County: Ron Damele, Eureka County Emergency Manager at (775) 237-5372, email RDamele@EurekaCountyNV.gov
White Pine County: Elizabeth Frances, Finance Director at (775)293-6508, email EFrances@whitepinecountynv.gov