Flood Resources

We are deeply saddened to hear that many residents have been impacted by the recent flooding. We understand that this can be a difficult and overwhelming time, and our thoughts are with those who have been affected.

We recognize the challenges that come with flooding, from property damage to displacement, and we are committed to providing support and resources to those in need.

Our team is working tirelessly to assist those affected by the flooding and to help them get back on their feet. We want to assure everyone impacted by the flooding that we are here for you, and we will continue to do everything we can to provide assistance during this challenging time.

We encourage anyone who needs support to reach out to us and to access the resources available to them. Once again, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to those impacted by the flooding, and we remain committed to supporting the recovery efforts.

Damage Assessment Tool
The County also offers a damage assessment tool that allows the public to report flood damage. This is a simple tool used by Douglas County to keep a log of the issues during an event so staff can utilize the data for future Capital Improvement Projects (CIP) needs, or repairs in an effort to reduce damage during a future event. Please note, the tool is used to document damage to public infrastructure only. The tool can be accessed here.

Disaster Declaration Information

1. Disaster Declaration Process
2. Nevada Preliminary Damage Assessment Training Tool
3. Public Assistance and Small Business Administration Thresholds and Individual Assistance Factors

Disaster Declaration Press Releases

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Declares a Local State of Emergency
Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo Declares an Emergency for Douglas County, Others

Food Safety Resources

Check your crawlspace for water. If you find excessive water in your crawlspace, you may need to install a sump pump or have a professional install one for you.

Watch your step! Flood waters often hide sharp and dangerous debris like broken glass and metal.

Wear the appropriate protective clothing and gear like boots, gloves, and safety glasses when it comes to moving debris.

Stay away from electrical utility equipment after a storm or if it is wet to prevent being electrocuted.

Flooded homes are hazards! Get a professional to check for loose wires, mold and hidden damage before re-entering.

Avoid walking in floodwater. It can be contaminated with oil, gasoline, or sewage.

Recovery Resources

What should residents do after a flood? 
Check out floodsmart.gov for tips from FEMA and the National Flood Insurance Program. The site includes information on how to prepare for flooding, how to file a flood claim, flood maps, and more.

Federal Damage Assistance
Dealing with damage to your home from the March 2023 flood in Douglas County? You may be eligible for federal assistance.

For private individuals to be eligible for assistance, the following steps need to be taken and terms need to be met.

1. Federal Emergency Declaration - The Governor makes a request through the regional FEMA/EPR office. State and Federal officials conduct a preliminary damage assessment (PDA) to estimate the extent of the disaster and its impact on individuals and public facilities. Based on the Governor’s request, the President may declare that a major disaster or emergency exists, thus activating an array of Federal programs to assist in the response and recovery effort.

2. If approved, the US Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest, long-term loans for physical and economic damage caused by a declared disaster. If that’s the case, Home Disaster Loans may be made available to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate and personal property, including automobiles.

3. Only after the SBA approves relief, affected homeowners can visit sba.gov apply for SBA loans and check their status.

Local Behavioral Health Resources

Carson Tahoe Health - Behavioral Health Services
Carson Valley Medical Center - Behavioral Health Outpatient
Douglas County Behavioral Health Emergency Contacts
Douglas County Social Services
Family Support Council
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health