Church still waiting for flood relief
A local church hit hard by recent floods is still waiting to see if and when financial relief will come.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There are still many people in the valley that are in need of financial help after their homes were damaged by flood waters in the last couple of months.
Hope Church on Cactus Avenue, near the Saint Rose Parkway, was hit hard and the damage put plans to expand on hold.
Although from the outside the church looks like nothing ever happened, Pastor Vance Pitman says that the church now has foundation issues.
Pitman says that damage could cost a couple hundred thousand dollars and the church did not have flood insurance or money for the repairs.
The church, homeowners and businesses are hoping to get some financial help from FEMA. The county recently requested emergency aid from the state and Pitman says he is trying to find out if that money is actually coming.
State assessment teams surveyed the damage from the floods last week but it could be several weeks before it is known if Clark County even qualifies for emergency funds. County officials say that the best chance for relief would likely be low-interest loans.
Hope Church may have to put its plans to expand on hold.