Clark County will not receive federal funds for flood damage
Clark County has been notified from federal officials that flood damage from the Sept. 11 storm, does not meet federal criteria for a Disaster Declaration.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Clark County, NV (KTNV) -- Clark County has been notified from federal officials that flood damage from the Sept. 11 storm, does not meet federal criteria for a Disaster Declaration.
The Clark County Commission approved a resolution in Oct. asking the state to issue a declaration of emergency, due to flood damage from the storm, as part of the formal process for requesting federal assistance on behalf of flood victims.
A state assessment team, in partnership with Clark County staff, determined the flood event did not meet federal thresholds for a declaration.
About 73 residential properties were identified as having minor damage and nine businesses received major damage.
Damage to roads, parks, buildings and other types of public infrastructure was estimated at just under $1.4 million, which is below the required $6.6 million for a federal declaration of disaster.
SHARE is continuing to work with local partners to assist flood victims on a case by case basis as donations allow.
The group is still seeking donations of building materials, cash contributions and volunteers to help repair homes that were damaged.
To volunteer assistance or financial donations to SHARE, call (702) 624-5792.
Residents living near washes are encouraged to have flood insurance even if their property isn't located in a flood zone.
Many of the properties damaged were not required to have flood insurance.
To find out if your home is in a flood zone, click here.