Lyon County, Nev. – U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) joined Lyon County Manager Andrew Haskin and Lyon County Commissioner David Hockaday to survey flood damage caused by record rain, snowfall, and snowmelt in the region. In the wake of unprecedented winter storms, Cortez Masto led the successful fight to get Lyon County a Major Disaster Declaration, which will provide the County with federal resources to repair damage and protect local businesses and communities.
“The flooding across Lyon County this year was devastating, and I made sure that they had access to the federal support they need to recover and rebuild,” said Senator Cortez Masto. “I’ll continue to work with the administration and state officials to make sure rural communities, farms, and businesses across Lyon County get the support they’re owed.”
Senator Cortez Masto is committed to ensuring Nevadans have access to resources in the face of natural disasters that threaten the state. She’s introduced legislation to provide relief for impacted taxpayers in states that have issued state-level disaster declarations. The Inflation Reduction Act, which she helped pass, includes legislation she personally negotiated to combat drought in the states bordering the Colorado River and address the wildfire crisis. She also secured key provisions in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law which provided billions to fund wildfire prevention efforts in Nevada.