Homeowners who live near Sahara and Sloan, by the Desert Rose Golf Course, are working to fix the devastation flooding left in its wake. The Las Vegas Wash, which runs through the course, overflowed its banks Tuesday, spilling into yards and homes.
Francisco Landeros' home was hit hard. About two feet of rushing water turned his house and yard into rivers.
Everywhere you look there is devastation. Doors and furniture are ruined, floor boards are falling off, the new wood laminate floors are unrecognizable from the filth and the smell of mildew is in the air.
Outside there's more devastation. Dirt and debris have taken over everything. Landeros' swimming pool is now a filthy pond filled with frogs and bugs.
The outside furniture covered in muck and debris and the desert landscaping was wiped out.
"It's sad, you know. It's one of those situations where you feel like there's nothing else you can do. All the money and time you put into it is gone," Landeros said of his recently upgraded home.
Back in November, after new analysis, the neighborhood became part of a FEMA designated flood zone. The Regional Flood Control District said overall the wash did its job, but they are in the process of selecting an engineering firm to work on the project.
"(We're working to select an engineering firm) to go and tackle the Las Vegas Wash through the Desert Rose Golf Course and upstream of Charleston. We believe that project will be completed within five years, we hope to complete it sooner," General Manager Gale Fraser said.
Fortunately Landeros had flood insurance, but he said it will only cover the damage inside the home. He is waiting for the adjuster to call and set up an appointment to visit.
Clark County has assembled a team to assess damage from the storm in unincorporated parts of the County. It said more than 40 homes near Sahara and Nellis were hit the hardest and are hoping the state can get them federal assistance to help property owners.
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