Community meeting planned to help flood victims
A meeting planned for Wednesday night will discuss ways to provide flood relief aid. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A community meeting planned for Wednesday night will discuss ways to help flood victims.
Flood waters damaged many homes back in the late summer, particularly in the area of Sahara and Sloan.
Residents gathered at John Mendoza Elementary School to hear plans for changes to a nearby wash and golf course.
"There was two feet of water. We were sloshing through it," recalls Joan Nations.
Like many of her neighbors, Nations did not have flood insurance. Repairs cost her almost $15,000.
"I had to go get a loan to fix my house," said Clara Hollis, who lives across the street.
The city and county are considering a new proposal to help expand the capacity and efficiency of the nearby Las Vegas Wash.
County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani said the $35 million project will also likely include a redesign of the Desert Rose Golf Course, since the wash runs through part of the course.
Residence say something must be done.
"We can't go through this again," Nations said. "If we go through this again, we're finished."
Homeowners will have the chance to speak at the meeting.
No decision is expected to be made.