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Gov. Sandoval to Tour Flood-Damaged Mt. Charleston

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 LAS VEGAS (AP) - Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to tour the Southern Nevada subdivision where a muddy flash flood this week damaged 10 homes and cut off water for dozens of residents.

The governor was expected to begin his tour of Mount Charleston at 10 a.m. Friday. He told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he's heard residents have had trouble with county and federal officials and hopes to help in any way he can.

The flooding happened Monday after a storm dumped 2.4 inches of rain on one part of the mountain range within two hours. The situation was made worse because a wildfire there last summer destroyed much of the vegetation and made the mountain prone to erosion.

Damage to a water main placed more than 100 customers under a boil water order.

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