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BREAKING NEWS: Flash flood warning

LAS VEGAS -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a flash flood warning for west central Clark County until 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

At 2:40 p.m., weather service Doppler radar indicated flash flooding from a thunderstorm over west central Clark County, or 16 miles northeast of Mt. Charleston.

The storm producing flash flooding was nearly stationary near U.S. 95 and Lee Canyon road. Locations impacted include U.S. 95 between mile markers 103 and 111 and the lower end of Lee Canyon Road near U.S. 95.

This is the same area that flooded last week forcing the Nevada Department of Transportation to close the highway.

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for west central Mohave County in northwest Arizona and extreme south central Clark County until 7 p.m.

NW flood project in a race against Mother Nature

LAS VEGAS -- Monsoon season isn't over yet and that has some northwest families concerned who are sending their kids back to school in just a few weeks.

On the first day of school last year, Arbor View High School was caught in the middle of major flooding in northwest Las Vegas. The intersection of Grand Teton and Buffalo drives was basically impassable. There was heavy flooding causing cars and buses to get stuck and many students were late to class. Nearby families are hoping Mother Nature cooperates when schools start on Aug.

Parents hope to raise money to see kids in World Series

LAS VEGAS -- Can Las Vegas bring home the title of best little league team in the world?

The Mountain Ridge All-Star team arrived at the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania Sunday.

Now, they are waiting on their parents to get there and cheer them on. The problem is many parents don't have the available funds to go across country at a moments notice.

The Mountain Ridge 12-year-old all-star team is getting a lot of free cool stuff. For going to the Little League World Series, they got a flight to Williamsport, Pennsylvania, new equipment and jerseys.

It has been the summer of glove for the Mountain Ridge baseball team.

First, they won their local district tournament.

“We went to every game," Joella Jones-Steele, whose son Dillon is on the team, said.

They went undefeated in the state tournament in Reno.

"Governor Sandoval came out, which was pretty amazing. We all really enjoyed that," Jones-Steele said.

Liability concerns stall flood barrier on Mt. Charleston

LAS VEGAS -- Rushing water careening down charred earth caused millions of dollars in damage on Mt. Charleston this summer.

The Army Corps of Engineers says the damage might have been avoided, but a flood barrier is delayed by red tape.

The Corps says it was ready to build a 1,700-foot barrier in June, which would have protected homes and roadways.

Federal dollars would have paid for the project. However, Clark County lawyers stopped it, because the project would have only been a temporary fix, and the county would have been liable for any problems after the project was finished.

According to Chief of Engineering Rick Leifield, a local agency has to take ownership after construction.

“Congress requires us to have a local sponsor signed up to participate with us. That is not something optional for us. That is something Congress directs us to do,” Leifield said.

Mt. Charleston residents voice frustrations over flooding

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. - People living on Mount Charleston say they are angry. Mountain residents voiced their frustrations in a meeting Wednesday night with Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown over flooding problems on the mountain.

The county wanted to install a flood control barrier, but crews didn't complete the project because of liability issues. Residents say if the county completed the work, last week's flood-related damage may not have happened.

People who attended the Wednesday night meeting say they feel commissioners have done nothing to protect them.

Some residents said they don't feel safe in their homes anymore. Homeowners say rushing flood water brought boulders the size of tables.

State of Emergency declared at Mount Charleston

MOUNT CHARLESTON, Nev. -- The flood damage to Mount Charleston is so severe, Clark County has declared a State of Emergency.

Doing so could help taxpayers recoup some of the costs through federal and state grant money, but there are no guarantees the damage will hit the nearly $7 million mark needed to qualify for help.

So far, Clark County has spent $1.4 million to repair roads and water lines. There's also nearly $850,000 in damage to homes in the Rainbow Subdivision. That is still about $4.5 million short of what's needed.

People in the hard-hit Rainbow Subdivision are facing thousands of dollars in clean up costs and are hoping for a more permanent solution. They face the constant threat of flash flooding and want a permanent flood control solution.

Becky and Duffy Grismanauskas say they would do nearly anything to stay in their home, but they no longer feel safe there.

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Commissioners vote to declare emergency on Mt. Charleston

LAS VEGAS - Clark County commissioners voted Wednesday to declare a state of emergency for the Rainbow and Kyle Canyon subdivisions on Mount Charleston.

The vote is the beginning of a potentially lengthy process to bring financial help to residents hit hard by flooding from monsoon rains. Clark County officials are assessing the damage caused by this year's storms. Heavy rain destroyed homes, roads and a water pipe.

The cost of damage must reach $6.8 million or more for the county to qualify for a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant.

Clark County Commission Chairman Steve Sisolak says they will not have a total cost of damage for several weeks, but he says it’s important to vote on the declaration now.

"You have to get it started at some point. What we're doing now is getting it started as quickly as we possibly can,” he said.