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Gov. Brian Sandoval surveys damage on Mount Charleston after flooding

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Gov. Brian Sandoval surveys damage on Mount Charleston after flooding

By Michael Lopardi. CREATED Aug 1, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- People living on Mount Charleston are bracing for another possible rain event.

Many are still cleaning up from last weekend's storm, and on Friday, they got a visit from Gov. Brian Sandoval.

"This is as bad as anything I've ever seen as I've toured around the state, and what concerns me more is that it can repeat itself."

Gov. Sandoval toured some of the damage. Turns out, the Army Corps of Engineers has plans to build a berm that would divert the water away from the homes.

But the Federal Government wants the county or state to maintain the finished product, and neither wants to assume liability.

The governor met with all the parties on Friday, in hopes of moving towards some sort of compromise. That likely won't come in time for another possible rain event this weekend.

"The last thing we want is for somebody to get hurt because we didn't get this done," said Sandoval.

Darren George just moved into his cabin in the Rainbow Subdivision. He's still clearing debris nearly a week after heavy rains flooded the area, "They need to do something, and they need to get it done."

People were bagging sand on Friday, preparing for another round of rain.

Clark County will also consider an Emergency Declaration at Tuesday's meeting. It would allow the county to apply for federal funds to cover the damage.

But that won't help this weekend, and many residents feel like they're on their own.

Michael Lopardi

Michael Lopardi

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Michael Lopardi is the featured reporter of the You Ask. We Investigate. franchise at Action News.