Local Nonprofit Reaches Out to Help with Recovery Efforts After Recent Floods
SHARE, a local nonprofit affordable housing organization, is reaching out to area residents to seek donations of labor, supplies and money to assist families, seniors and small businesses that were victims of the Sept. 11 flood. To volunteer assistance or financial donations to SHARE, call: (702) 624-5792. Residents and small businesses seeking clean-up or repair assistance also can call the same number. County emergency management officials are coordinating with SHARE.
SHARE has identified the Stonegate Residential area for assistance. The rehabilitation of the homes in this neighborhood will occur one home at a time as funds are limited and no guarantees are being made to residents as to the amount of work that can be done. Each request for assistance from SHARE will be handled on a case by case basis and SHARE will make very effort to work with other agencies and businesses to help restore the lives of families with children, seniors, Veterans and people with special needs.
Learn more about SHARE. Donations can be made at www.sharelasvegas.org.
Clark County’s Department of Public Works is continuing clean-up efforts on public roads in the unincorporated County. To report clean-up issues on County maintained roads, call the Public Works Maintenance Division at (702) 455-7540.
Other Resources include:
Nevada State Contractors Board Unlicensed Contractor Hotline at (702) 486-1160 to report unlicensed contractors, or (702) 486-1100 or www.nscb.nv.gov to verify the licensing status of a contractor.
American Red Cross,
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Federal Emergency Management Agency,
Southern Nevada Health District,
Clark County Office of Emergency Management Recovery
Flood Safety Tips
Additionally the County's Building Department has assembled 10, two-person teams to conduct damage assessments. The assessment teams are recording damage, and making safety determinations for occupancy. The County’s preliminary assessment report will be forwarded to the state for review. Depending on the extent of the damage, the state may be able to request federal assistance on behalf of property owners.
Flood zone boundaries are determined by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the local communities. To find out if your home is located in a flood zone, call the Clark County Regional Flood Control District at (702) 685-0000 or visit its website at www.regionalflood.org. Residents living in a flood zone and those living near washes are encouraged to have flood insurance. Flood insurance policies are available to all homeowners with backing from the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) which can also be reached by calling 1-800-638-6620. You also can call your local insurance agent or visit FEMA’s website.
Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.