Residents clean up after Mt. Charleston flooding

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Updated: 7/29 10:39 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Southern Nevada residents are cleaning up after a muddy flash flood damaged 10 homes on Mount Charleston and cut off water for dozens of residents.

Erin Neff of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District says the flooding happened Monday after a storm dumped 2.4 inches of rain on one part of the mountain range within two hours.

She says the situation was made worse because a wildfire there last summer destroyed much of the vegetation.

Bronson Mack of the Las Vegas Valley Water District says damage to the water system cut off service to dozens of customers, but repairs had restored the flow for all but 17 customers by Tuesday afternoon.

Mack says residents at another 112 properties are being told to boil water before drinking it.

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