Amodei pushes feds for more fire funding after FEMA denies the state's grant request (2018)
Aug 29, 2018
Rep. Mark Amodei said Tuesday he is frustrated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s decision not to grant funds to Nevada in the wake of a large-scale fire northeast of Elko.
In an interview during a Washoe County Commission meeting, the Northern Nevada congressman said he is pushing the agency to reconsider its decision and release funding. The state requested a Fire Management Assistance Grant from FEMA on Friday to help responders fight the Sugarloaf Fire, a blaze that has burned more than 237,000 acres, threatened ranching, burned wildlife habitat and prompted voluntary evacuations near Jarbidge...
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