LAS VEGAS -- Clark County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a resolution that requests Governor Brian Sandoval to declare a State of Disaster due to recent floods.
It will pave the way for some of those suffering damages to receive financial help.
"We were literally wiped out," said Robert Taylor, a hair salon owner.
Nearly a month after a major storm flooded his hair salon and barber shop near UNLV, Taylor is still waiting to reopen. Being closed can quickly kill a small business, he said.
"If you shut down a week, that will close you down."
In an effort to help businesses and homeowners pay for repairs, the Clark County commission approved a resolution for the governor to declare a State of Disaster which could unlock as much as $500,000 in state aid.
"Our businesses need assistance very quickly. So, I think it's a motivating factor," said Clark County Fire Chief Bertral Washington.