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Storm has residents nervous about potential damage

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Near Boulder Highway and Nellis Boulevard, drivers braced the flooded roads.

"The whole street is like a river. You have these little cars going through there. You know they are not going to make it. They are stalled and then they have to get pulled out," said one resident.

A few miles north near Desert Rose Golf Course, homeowners are still recovering from the last storm.

"People can't do much cleanup in the rain. We are packing up and moving out," said storm victim Todd Smith.

Other residents in the neighborhood did not have that option.

"We are putting drywall back up and putting in sinks, toilets and everything else so we can move back into the house," said Robin Palmer.

Palmer's home was destroyed by last month's flood. With no assistance or flood insurance, Palmer is working around the clock, rain or shine, to rebuild her home.

"There was three feet of water in the house and two feet of standing water for eight hours. The next day, when inspectors came, they said we had to take out four feet of dry wall. It was all sewer water, so everything the water touched had to be destroyed," added Palmer.

As the rain continued to fall throughout the day, volunteers from the American Red Cross were scouting to lend a hand.

"We have teams of volunteers driving around, looking at flood damage areas from the last time. We are keeping an eye out for flood prone areas," said Lloyd Ziel with the American Red Ceros.

"There isn't really much you can do. Stay in the house and stay safe," said another resident.

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