LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Clark County and Governor Joe Lombardo declared a State of Emergency due to the impending impact of Tropical Storm Hilary.

Clark County Manager Kevin Schiller’s declaration looks to help Clark County, its agencies, employees, businesses, and residents to efficiently address the impacts, ensuring that additional resources from the State of Nevada, the federal government, and other public entities are available for Clark County residents.

Clark County does not predict any impacts to its operations or employees working on Monday, Aug. 21. Employees of the county are encouraged to check-in with their managers and supervisors.

“[Tropical Storm] Hilary represents a serious threat to our communities, and once again, I implore all Nevadans to prepare for flooding, remain vigilant, and to follow all guidance from state and local emergency officials,” Governor Lombardo stated.

As a result of the rain from Tropical Storm Hilary, flash flooding, rockslides, mudslides, and washouts are expected to cause significant damage to state infrastructure and public and private property.  

The declaration of emergency from Governor Lombardo will enable the state and impacted counties and tribes to receive federal assistance as they work to protect residents and mitigate infrastructure damage from Tropical Storm Hilary.