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Gov. Sisolak Asks For Major Disaster Declaration From President Trump

Governor Steve Sisolak has asked for a Major Disaster Declaration for the state of Nevada from President Donald Trump.

The declaration would bring more federal assistance to the state and give access to a number of federal programs to help with everything from unemployment to crisis counseling and mass care.

There is no word on when the president will act on the request.

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Gov. Sisolak declared a state of emergency March 12, which is the first step to getting a declaration from the federal government.

The governor extended the stay-at-home declaration for the state through April 30.