Marianne Childers says it happened quickly. Once the rain started to fall on Thursday afternoon, the water started to build up, all around her house on Butler Street, near Oddie Boulevard.
"Oh it was a huge mess. We have a dog and she thought she was in a lake," Marianne said.
Childers says the problem started after the Nevada Department of Transportation re-did the section of freeway behind her house. Crews removed the Oddie Boulevard on-ramp and in the process installed a drain which dumps rainwater, cigarettes, and other trash right into her back yard.
She showed us a photo indicating just how much water poured out of that drain when when the storm hit on Thursday.
"It was up to my son's knees yesterday. And I would just like to see something done about it," she said.
Childer's says she's been talking with NDOT since December.
In an email on December 12 of last year Amy Mac Quarrie of NDOT wrote
to Marianne saying "I have some ideas on how to fix the issue."
That was December. Now its July. And Marianne is still waiting to get this problem solved.
"They just keep telling me they've got some changes in order and as soon as everything is signed off on it will be taken care of. But how long is it going to take ?"
NDOT spokesman Scott Magruder tells News 4 he's not sure why the drain was put there. He says NDOT is working on a new design plan and should have a solution in place within a month or two.