County seeks more funding to help with flood damage
Clark County is trying to help those devastated by the floods earlier this month and last month. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Clark County is trying to help those devastated by the floods earlier this month and last month.
The Clark County Commission will consider a resolution at their meeting October 2 to issue a declaration of emergency from both the August and September floods.
Complete damage estimates from the two storms have not been compiled yet, but it's already more than $1.
Two lives were also lost, and the county building department has conducted more than a hundred inspections at homes and businesses in Las Vegas, Henderson and Moapa.
The county resolution is just a first step. It would allow commissioners to then go to the governor and ask him to proclaim a state of disaster. That would open up the possibility of state and federal aid for cleanup and repair.
The county department of public works has been removing rock and debris since the floods, and hopes to have roads clear within the next week or two. But they understand the recovery period for the entire community will likely be months.