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Residents Pack Fernley City Hall; Questions Still Remain

by Chad Antos on March 1, 2014 No comments

Kellene Stockwell
Channel 2 News

Hundreds of Fernley residents packed into city hall Monday night to learn if, when or how the federal government will help them with recovery.

“We are all sitting there saying, ‘when is that going to happen? The fed can’t help us. Is the state going to help us? Is something local going to happen?’ I mean, I don’t know,” says victim Kim James.

Governor Jim Gibbons sent a disaster declaration request to President Bush Monday night. If approved, money and resources would come from the federal government.

Fernley Mayor Todd Cutler told residents he knows they’re frustrated but urged them not to start blaming yet.

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Chad AntosResidents Pack Fernley City Hall; Questions Still Remain