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Lyon County Requests Public Feedback on Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

News Release                    

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 20, 2023                                   

Lyon County Requests Public Feedback on Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan

 

Yerington, Nevada – Beginning Monday, November 20, 2023, Lyon County is requesting public comment and feedback on the draft 2023 Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan, developed in coordination with the City of Fernley, City of Yerington, the four fire protection districts, Carson Water Subconservancy District, Walker River Irrigation District, and the Mason and Smith Valley Conservation Districts.

 

The regional hazard mitigation plan is a tool for governments and nonprofit agencies to identify priorities and projects that will draw down the risk for future disasters. Additionally, local jurisdictions are required by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 to complete a mitigation plan in order to receive certain non-disaster mitigation funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

The draft 2023 Lyon County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review on the Lyon County website. Please provide all feedback on the Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan to Taylor Allison, Lyon County Emergency Manager, in writing by emailing tallison@lyon-county.org or mailing to 34 Lakes Blvd., Dayton, Nevada, 89403. Public comment will be accepted through Friday, December 8, 2023 at 5:00pm.

 

Following the public comment period, the final draft of the plan will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners and governing bodies of all participating entities for formal adoption.

 

For more information, visit our website https://www.lyon-county.org/ and follow our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LyonCountyNV.