Clark County attempting to get federal aid for flood victims
Clark County's Building Department is assessing the flood damage. Assessments will be sent to the state for a review, and could generate federal assistance for home owners. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Cleanup efforts continue after Tuesday's storms. The east side of the valley, near Sahara Avenue and Nellis Boulevard, suffered extreme flood damage.
Clark County's Building Department was out all day, assessing the damage. Those findings will be sent to the state for a review and could generate some federal assistance for homeowners.
In the meantime, homeowners are left picking up the pieces themselves. For many without flood insurance, it's a huge out-of-pocket expense. Many residents have lost everything.
The American Red Cross went to some of the worst-hit neighborhoods, to deliver cleaning supplies, bottled water, and food.
Some of those neighborhoods now look like war zones -- abandoned cars, piles of trash, and mud fill the streets.
Clark County officials recommend homeowner's take photographs of any flood damage. Also, make sure to check the license of contractors hired for repair work.