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Mt. Charleston residents hunker down for another round of storms

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Rocks and debris left by floodwater in the Rainbow subdivision on Mount Charleston. (FOX5) Rocks and debris left by floodwater in the Rainbow subdivision on Mount Charleston. (FOX5)
MT. CHARLESON (FOX5) -

As a new batch of storms is threatening southern Nevada this weekend, residents are still digging out from the mud and debris that's been piled up outside their homes since last week.

Families in Kyle Canyon's Rainbow subdivision spent the week cleaning up what looked like a disaster zone. Floodwater last week was so strong it carried a parked truck away.

"It [floodwater] busted through this door, went into the shop, took everything in its path and busted out this door," resident Becky Grismanauskas said, surveying the damage to her home.

The water left Grismanauskas' driveway covered in gravel, totaled two of her cars and swept her neighbor's rooftop into a ravine. She can't handle the thought of more rain.

"I'm scared to death, I really am," she said.

Grismanauskas' husband spent Friday boarding their house up and creating a flood channel.

"Sunday worries me. That's why I'm gonna have them smooth a little path to get my car out," resident Maxine Mansor said.

Mansor was trapped in her home when floodwaters destroyed the road leading to her house. She considers herself lucky. Her neighbor's basement was covered in six feet of rocks and mud, forcing him to move out.

"The neighbor's things are in my yard because his house is totally overwhelmed. His possessions are everywhere," Mansor said.

Steve Brittingham with the Nevada Department of Forestry said crews are placing sandbags around homes to lessen the potential impact of another round of storms, but there's little residents can do but hope for the best.

"None of us have flood insurance, so we are hoping we can fend it off again," Mansor said.

The Department of Forestry said the Carpenter 1 fire destroyed vegetation in the area, so there's little to inhibit floodwater.

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