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Officials Declare State Of Emergency On Mt. Charleston

Clark County officials have declared a state of emergency more than a week after homes on Mt. Charleston were damaged by mud and debris washed by heavy rains down wildfire-scarred hills. County commissioners have approved the declaration in hopes of obtaining State and Federal emergency funds to cover cleanup costs for the Rainbow subdivision. The declaration still needs state approval.

Ten homes, several roads and a water pipe were damaged after a July 28th storm dumped almost two and a half inches of rain in two hours on the mountain. The county has already spent more than $300,000 repairing roads and drainage following the Carpenter 1 wildfire last year.

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