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Local leaders will speak about the importance of flood awareness Friday, Oct. 10.

Reposted on behalf of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Contact: JoAnn Kittrell, jkittrell@dcnr.nv.gov, 775-684-2712

Reno, Nevada. Oct. 8, 2014.


Opening:  Nevada National Guard – Honor Guard Flag Ceremony

Speakers: Governor Brian Sandoval
               City of Sparks Mayor Gino Martini
               Chris Smallcomb, Meteorologist, National Weather Service/NOAA
               Kevin Dick, District Health Officer, Washoe County
               Farley Howell, Acting Deputy Regional Administrator, FEMA, Region IX

Emcee: Jeff Thompson, Chief Meteorologist, KOLO-TV, Reno, NV

Presenters: Mary Conelly, U.S. Senator Reid’s Office
                  Ashley Carrigan, U.S. Senator Heller’s Office                       

WHAT: To increase flood awareness in northern Nevada and encourage residents to be prepared before, during and after a flood, the Governor and flood specialists will provide facts and anecdotal testimony, as well as point to available resources (NevadaFloods.org) to better inform residents of how they can protect themselves and their property during an event. Nevadans will also be encouraged to plan and participate in activities during Nevada Flood Awareness Week – November 10-15.

WHERE: Wingfield Park, 300 W. First Street, Reno, NV.

WHEN: Friday, October 10, at 10 a.m.