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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