Residents feeling desperate in flood damaged homes
Flood victims are feeling desperate after last week's storms.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The clean up process is underway for residents digging out from flash flooding. But a home with no floors and furniture that's still drying is a desperate situation for Clara Hollis. She's sleeping on the couch.
"Somebody told me you shouldn't be sleeping in the house," Hollis said. "Where am I going to go? I don't have any place to go."
Days after the flooding, Hollis and her neighbors need help. They're feeling as if they're on their own to deal with thousands of dollars worth of damage.
"We need to know what assistance is to us, because we can't really afford it out of pocket," Cindee Delgado said. "We can't pay for it."
The Red Cross is stepping up to give residents cleaning supplies, housing and a helping hand.
"They need emotional support is what they need," Lloyd Ziel with the Red Cross said. "They've been cleaning and this came out of nowhere no warning and what Red Cross volunteers are doing is to offer that emotional support."
But the Red Cross said this is the busiest summer season they've ever seen and resources are running low. Residents are waiting to hear about federal assistance, but no word yet.
"It makes you not want to vote and that's saying something, because what for?" Hollis said.
Hollis, who has cancer, said she feels like giving up.
"You're sad and you cry," she said.
"This was our first home that we bought this was our dream home," Delgado said. "But we don't know now, we just don't know."
The American Red Cross is still continuing with its flood response and it's asking for your help. To donate call 702-369-3674.