Mount Charleston residents devastated by flood damage
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Rainbow Canyon Boulevard, the main access road into Mt. Charleston's Rainbow subdivision, was torn apart by Sunday's flash flood.
The current was so powerful that giant sections of asphalt caved in and washed away.
"The water was [at least] five feet deep," says resident Dennis Lovell.
Nearby resident Billy Wade adds, "It was just amazing. It was almost like Hoover Dam busted."
Wade's basement is now covered in about three inches of thick, black mud.
Residents' vehicles are trapped by the rocks and debris that washed in.
Street signs have been knocked over.
Charred branches from the recent Carpenter One wildfire floated in and now cover the streets.
Several residents on Rainbow Canyon Boulevard won't have access to the road for days.
According to the Red Cross, ten residents were picked up and taken into Las Vegas to stay until the area gets cleaned up.
This is a devastating blow to Mount Charleston residents, who were just getting back on their feet after the summer's Carpenter 1 wildfire, which forced them into evacuation for a couple of weeks.