Clark County Asks Nevada For Disaster Aid After Floods

October 5, 2012

Clark County commissioners are asking the state of Nevada for disaster relief funds in the aftermath of flash floods that killed two people and caused an estimated $2.6 million in damages to government property.

The request that county leaders approved Tuesday could bring assistance for government agencies and low-cost loans for businesses damaged after record-setting rains Aug. 22 and Sept. 11.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported the money won’t go to help homeowners who don’t have flood insurance.

Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington told commissioners the state only has about a half-million dollars for disaster relief. But southern Nevadans can be eligible for federal aid if damages to public and private property top $6.6 million.

A state team is set to visit the area Wednesday to assess damages.

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