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Kyle Canyon homeowners looking at months of cleanup

Reported by: Denise Rosch
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Updated: 9/06/2013 10:36 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- One area that's taken a beating several weekends in a row is Kyle Canyon.

Homeowners are still cleaning up, and digging out from flooding on Sunday. And,after more rainfall this week nerves are on edge.

News 3's Denise Rosch is following the story on the mountain.

“The only thing that saved the propane tank from exploding is the trees,” said homeowner Ron Erskine.

It's a survey Erskine never expected to make.

“You can see the basketball court,” Erskine said.

Walking through what's left of his front yard and driveway. Everything now covered in mud and rocks. All thanks to flash flooding on Sunday when the street in his Kyle Canyon neighborhood became a wall of rushing water.

“It's a funny story because we bought in Rainbow because we thought Rainbow was the best subdivision on the mountain,” Erskine said.

Today, insurance adjusters, and cleanup crews are meeting with individual homeowners. Figuring out what's next, after something like this.

“You can see the gate, the steps are torn off,” said homeowner Janece Cavin.

Cavin says her backyard is now a deep gulley. A metal storage shed that once stood on this wooden platform disappeared while personal belongings from someone else's house ended up in her yard.

Still, she feels blessed the inside of her home was spared.

“I'm overwhelmed but it's not as bad as a tornado and things like that that are happening other places,” Cavin said.

And homeowners aren't the only ones cleaning up. Many public roads in the development are gone. On the intersection of Kyle Canyon Road and Rainbow Canyon Blvd there is asphalt crumbled under the weight of the water and rocks.

Damage that was done in one day that could take weeks, if not months to fully repair.

According to a spokesman for the county, clean up and repairs for public works will run about $260,000.

A temporary surface will be put down on the road but repaving won't happen until spring.

Erskine said he's spent the last three days pushing mud. The one constant on his street right now.

That and stories about the flood that chewed up everything it touched.

“Back to normal? I'm not sure that'll ever happen,” Erskine said.

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