Cleanup begins after flooding, storm damage
All of the rain earlier means a lot of people will spend at least part of the day cleaning up some pretty big messes. The thing about heavy rains and flooding is that all that water moves a lot of trash around and makes cleaning up a chore. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- All of the rain earlier means a lot of people will spend at least part of the day cleaning up some pretty big messes. The thing about heavy rains and flooding is that all that water moves a lot of trash around and makes cleaning up a chore.
The rain may have gone away to come again another day, but neighbors in this east Vegas neighborhood are cleaning up now.
"The rain flooded the whole area up to my house. Up to the sidewalk here," says area resident Ricardo Rosenthal.
It was a downpour that started early in the Wednesday morning.
"Oh my goodness yeah. It was insane. It woke us up last night," says another resident Ivy O'Bryant.
During the storm, streets flooded.
"Every time this happens somebody always gets stranded over there. It never fails," says Rosenthal.
"When it rains, all the water runs down here so it floods. And it floods clear up to where you see the line here," says Tom Bennett.
That line is a line of trash and debris left behind after the water receded.
"Usually the trash is not as bad, but it happened to be trash day so all the trash cans were floating down," says Bennett.
"Most of the houses are up on inclines so it's not too bad, but the yards get pretty trashed," says O'Bryant.
The Desert Rose Golf Course is barely recognizable under all the trash the flood waters have left behind; shoes, bottles, and even a grocery cart.
Here's the other part of the clean up that will need to happen. Picking up any cars that may still be out there when drivers were stranded in flood waters. And several people told us this clean up will have to happen over the weekend as well.