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Flood waters damage 8 homes in Rainbow Canyon

Crews block part of a road in Rainbow Canyon as they work to clear it of debris July 28, 2014. (Les Krifaton/FOX5) Crews block part of a road in Rainbow Canyon as they work to clear it of debris July 28, 2014. (Les Krifaton/FOX5)
A FOX5 viewer sent in video of flood waters rushing through a wash near Mt. Charleston on July 28, 2014. (Nick Crawford/FOX5 Report It) A FOX5 viewer sent in video of flood waters rushing through a wash near Mt. Charleston on July 28, 2014. (Nick Crawford/FOX5 Report It)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Heavy rain produced flash flooding near Mt. Charleston on Monday afternoon, damaging several homes in a nearby neighborhood.

FOX5 weekend meteorologist Les Krifaton reported at least eight homes were damaged by the flood waters in the Rainbow community in Rainbow Canyon. He said the debris flow is nearly 15 feet deep in some areas of the neighborhood.

Krifaton said the Clark County Fire Department, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue and the U.S. Forestry Department have workers in the area.

Stacey Welling, spokeswoman for Clark County, said that Rainbow Canyon Boulevard, which leads to the Rainbow subdivision was washed out during the flooding. She said utilities have also been damaged.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for all of Southern Nevada until 9 p.m.

Forecasters said that with the abundant amount of moisture around the area, thunderstorms that do form could produce up to 2 inches of rain in a very short period of time. This could lead to ponding on area roadways, rushing water in normally dry washes and storm channels and debris flows.

Motorists should never drive through water covering a roadway. Officials said only a foot of flowing water is enough to sweep a vehicle off the road.

FOX5 morning weather anchor Cassandra Jones said the increased chance of rain stays in the forecast until Tuesday morning. After a brief period of drier weather rain chances return to the forecast by the weekend.

Temperatures will remain at or below the seasonal average of 105 degrees, according to Jones.

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