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NV gov. announces Mt. Charleston storm barrier by winter

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Mount Charleston resident Ron Erskine inspects a portion of his yard damaged by floodwaters. (Elizabeth Watts/FOX5) Mount Charleston resident Ron Erskine inspects a portion of his yard damaged by floodwaters. (Elizabeth Watts/FOX5)
MT. CHARLESTON (FOX5/AP) -

Gov. Brian Sandoval, R-NV, said any hurdles to build a protective flood barrier at Mount Charleston has been cleared and work should expected within a few days.

Sandoval made the announcement Monday in the Rainbow Canyon community, where the governor toured homes damaged earlier this month after a late July thunderstorm.

Sandoval said a jurisdictional snag that kept the project from happening was solved. He expected the project to be built before winter.

The late July storm damaged 10 homes, several roads and a water pipe. 

During his earlier visit, Sandoval expressed his willingness to throw state support behind a flood control project that was rejected by Clark County.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers offered to build a barrier that could protect homes from floods. County officials rejected the agreement, though, citing legal liability issues.

During Sandoval's past visit to the mountain, the governor echoed the frustration of Mount Charleston residents.

"They've been working on this and working on this, and in the meantime nothing gets done. So I'm here to get things done. If it means getting the state involved … whatever it means they need help now, so that's why I'm here," Sandoval said.

During that weather event, about 2.14 inches on the community within two hours.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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