November 8, 2015
David Jones, City Manager
City of Carlin
151 South 8th Street
Carlin, NV 89822
The City of Carlin, Nevada Makes Progress in Debris Removal Operations After Heavy Snow Event
On November 2nd and 3rd , 2015, the City of Carlin, Nevada experienced an early season snow storm that dropped 8 to 10 inches of unusually wet and heavy snow on the community. The effect of the heavy snow on trees in Carlin that still had autumn foliage caused limb breakage and felled trees on powerlines and roads throughout the City.
The City Manager, City Departments and the Carlin Volunteer Fire Department established an incident command to manage the event, and with the help of city workers, Nevada Division of Emergency Management, NDF inmate crews, tree cutting services, and a host of volunteers, to date have cleared 80% of the roads and public areas in the community. Incident Command is still continuing to address problem areas and picking up debris cleared from private residences. City crews will continue to pick up debris piles through Friday, November 13th.
The City Staff will be working with the State Technical Assistance Response Team (START) starting Thursday of this week to determine the amount of damage to public infrastructure as well as attempting to determine private property damage following state and FEMA damage assessment criteria. The START team members talk to as many residents as possible to ensure detailed assessments are made. Even when the damage may not seem apparent, the team is looking for all types and signs of damage, such as, damaged roofs and damage to doors and windows. Along with assessing the damages that affected individuals within a community, START will also assess the impact of the incident on public infrastructure. The goal is to complete the assessments efficiently and thoroughly to ensure the teams have captured the total impact to the communities and determine if it meets the federal threshold for federal funding.
The City of Carlin wants to make its community members aware of the following:
If you are out working on your property, please be aware of overhead snagged branches which may become a falling hazard. Also, please wear personal protective equipment, such as eye protection, a hard hat, leather gloves and leg protection while using chain saws. Citizen safety is our number one priority.
- If you want to help your neighbors, please register at the Carlin Fire Station. You will be put into teams and assigned areas where you are needed the most.
- If you are cleaning up your property, place the debris in neat piles by your curb. City workers will continue to pick up the piles until this Friday.
For general information about the clean-up effort you may go to the City of Carlin website at www.cityofcarlin.com or call the City Manager, David Jones at (775) 754-6354.
If you have an emergency, please call 911.