Congresswoman Shelley Berkley today spoke at the Clark County Flood Safety News Conference in anticipation of the flash flood season. The news conference was held at the Lower Flamingo Detention Basin. The Congresswoman issued the following statement:
"I remember growing up in Las Vegas when summer rainstorms invariably meant widespread flooding of streets and residences," said Berkley. "We have made a lot of progress toward flood control in southern Nevada, yet dangerous flash flooding is still a reality. I am glad to be able to join the Flood Control District today in urging everyone to be careful when flash floods send water through our roadways. No one should take any chances with this danger when driving."
Flash flood season in Clark County is July through September. This event was held to educate residents and visitors about the dangers of flash flooding. For more information on safety precautions during a flash flood, please visit the Regional Flood Control District of Clark County's website at: http://www.regionalflood.org