A local emergency status was declared by Nevada County’s Board of Supervisors Tuesday due to the numerous storms that have swept across the area since the beginning of the year.

Craig Griesbach, director of Emergency Services, went before the supervisors during Tuesday’s meeting to ask for assistance in aiding those whose property or homes have been affected by the heavy rain, wind gusts, and snow.

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