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US Approves Major Disaster Declaration Requested By Nevada

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The U.S. government has approved Nevada's request to declare a major disaster declaration for the state.

 

The move will unlock additional federal assistance for residents affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gov. Steve Sisolak on March 12 signed a state declaration of emergency, which is a required step to request a federal major disaster declaration.

 

Sisolak's request asked for help under a variety of programs, including assistance for unemployment, legal services, crisis counseling and mass care and emergency assistance.

 

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He said federal help is needed because the public health crisis is beyond the capabilities of the state, local and tribal governments.