Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval has dispatched a team to start estimating the cost of damage from flooding that wiped out part of I-15 north of Las Vegas and swamped parts of Clark County. Sandoval also declared a state of emergency late Tuesday to allow local governments to qualify for state and federal help.
Monsoonal moisture combined with remnants of Tropical Storm Norbert to dump water throughout the Southwest Monday. The small town of Moapa received more than 4 inches of rain in two hours. Clark County officials said damage included at least 30 flooded homes in nearby Overton and crumbled pavement on a nearly 50-mile portion of Interstate 15 that will be closed for days.
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