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YOU ASK: Heavy rain causing danger?

Posted at 6:15 PM, May 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-12 22:51:02-04
Most people who live in the desert are happy when it rains.
But one valley neighborhood says it puts them in danger. They say every time it rains, their one route in and out of the neighborhood is completely under water.
In Stallion Mountain, spring showers are bringing more than flowers. David Conrad, who has lived there for ten years and is now the president of one of three HOAs in the area, said the rain is damaging the landscaping at the golf course. But more importantly, Conrad said it is totally flooding the only road in and out of his neighborhood.
"I'm just getting involved, being here, seeing it happen over and over again," he said. "Just in the last two or three weeks, we've had a couple of good little pour downs that, somebody's gotta change this."
It's not only inconvenient, but Conrad said the 500 people in his association are trapped whenever it rains, and he's worried it could be dangerous.
"People are going to get really nervous about getting in and out of here because we know the road's going to be flooded," said Conred. "My concern is, if there's an emergent situation can the vehicles, the ambulances get in and out of here."
Conrad said it is because of one drain dumping public storm water onto private property.
A Clark County spokesperson told Action News they are aware of the issue and have agreed to meet with Conrad next week. They say they will see if there is anything they can do to help the hundreds of people here.