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Northwest residents looking for help cleaning up after floods

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Updated: 9/04/2013 9:51 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- This current rain comes as residents are still cleaning up after the last stormy round.

But some help was announced by Las Vegas City Councilman Steven Ross.

News 3 talked to residents that have been cleaning up debris for three to four days and they say this place is a mess.

Chris Griffith has been living in the northwest part of town for more than seven years. His father was a construction worker who lived in northwest Las Vegas. He says with recent rain this neighborhood is a mess.

“With the way it washed out It's all going to wash out again like they did on the next street over. They cleaned it for two or three days and it rained in the mountain and all the manholes blew out of the ground and started flooding the road again,” Griffith said. “They shut down the street for two days and they're still cleaning it.”

Broken glass and all type of debris and garbage washed through the northwest. The water was waist high and brought up some insulation, a fence and even some dry wall.

“We have these detention centers down here where it's supposed to drain and half the time they don't even have water in them it's just all in the street,” Griffith said.

Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross announced plans for two new projects that will help reduce future flooding.

First, the Las Vegas wash middle branch storm drain between Durango and Rainbow and the second project is along Grand Teton between Hualapai and Tee Pee.

They will construct a reinforced concrete box where water can be stored.

Both projects will take 15 months and will start in the next month. While cleaning up the debris, Griffith is still skeptical.

“They've been having plans I think it's five or seven years since I've lived here and it hasn't changed at all,” Griffith said. “It's been seven years and nothing has been done yet how much longer do we have to wait for them to do something cause all these yards there's a lot of money in landscaping and we have to replace that."



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