Nevada towns affected by natural disasters
Since the beginning of 2008, Nevada has had to stare natural disasters right in the eye. In January the town of Fernley, located about 30 miles east of Reno, was partially flooded when intense overnight rain caused a breech in a levee that ran through a residential area. About 1,500 people were forced to leave their homes to seek shelter.
Just last week, Wells, Nevada, a town located about 50 miles east of Elko, was rocked by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake that lasted about two minutes and damaged much of the town’s historical district.
Both towns are facing something none of us would ever want to face. Nevada Magazine has posted a little more information about the Fernley flood and Wells earthquake, including some photos and firsthand accounts from residents. Be sure to check that out.
I also wanted to include a map so that everyone is aware of the proximity of these towns to their Nevada plans. Both are located on the I-80 corridor and could use a visit. Why not stop for lunch or a coffee in Wells and hit Fernley for a meal a few hours down the road?
- Nevada Magazine story
- Tourism Director Tim Maland’s message
- Wells Chamber of Commerce
- Fernley Chamber of Commerce
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