July 20, 2007
Washington, D.C. – Today Senators John Ensign and Harry Reid announced funding to repair highways damaged by floods in northern Nevada. The emergency funds will be distributed to Storey, Douglas and Washoe Counties through the Federal Highway Administration. The additional resources are necessary to repair damage from the severe flooding in Northern Nevada in December 2005 and January 2006.
"Fixing the damage caused by flooding in northern Nevada is crucial, but preventing such extreme damage is also a priority," said Ensign. "These funds will ensure local residents and travelers can safely reach their destination and help communities prepare for and protect against future floods."
"Ensuring road safety is of top priority," said Reid. "The emergency relief highway funding will help achieve this goal by providing the State of Nevada with the necessary resources to repair damages and prevent similar catastrophes from occurring in the future. This is great news for Storey, Douglas and Washoe counties."
The emergency relief highway funding program helps pay for repairs to roads and bridges damaged by natural emergencies.
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