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Nye County Flood Response holds ribbon cutting

Finding a place to stay during a catastrophe at one’s home can be a stressful event, and one local company is equipped to handle just that.

Nye County Flood Response held a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Pahrump Chamber of Commerce to celebrate a pair of emergency houses they have to offer those in need.

“We have two houses over here on Basin, and they are for emergencies for those who are drying up their house and they are unable to use it,” said Trevor Maxwell of Nye County Flood Response.

Victims of home fires are also invited to use the emergency homes, which Maxwell said most insurances will cover, but he’s willing to work out a price with anyone whose insurance will not cover the cost.

The pair of homes has been open since December, and one of the initial occupants was an unfortunate victim of a holiday disaster.

“One of the first people to rent one of these houses was one whose house burnt down on Christmas I believe,” Maxwell said. “She was here until she found a new place.”

There is no set time limit on how long a person can utilize one of the emergency homes, as they are available to residents until they are able to get back into their house.

Aside from the two emergency homes, Nye County Flood Response, who is comprised of a four-person team, also cleans up homes after floods and fires, and has been in business since 2012.

Although a variety of instances can cause a house flood, Maxwell explained one reason is the culprit more than any other.

“It’s a lot of water lines,” he said. “Like toilet lines and refrigerator lines seem to be the main causes.”

Maxwell said that flood cleanups take up the majority of his time, as fires aren’t as frequent in town.

“There’s floods here every day,” he said. “We don’t really see the fires. We don’t respond to them as much as we see floods. We get a lot of calls for floods.”

A standard flood cleanup generally takes them three days to get the home dried up.

The company expanded its services to Las Vegas with Clark County Flood Response this week. Maxwell will head the operation in Las Vegas, with Maxwell’s son, Jacob Boehm, who just graduated high school, heading the Pahrump operation.

Maxwell was excited about the ribbon cutting, as they did not have one when the business opened three years ago, and hopes it spreads the word about their services.

“I didn’t have one (a ribbon cutting) when we started, and I always wanted one,” he said. “It was good to have one and all the coverage. Plenty of people have contacted me already.”

If you or anyone you know might be interested in Nye County Flood Response’s services, contact them at 775-FLOODED (356-6333) or visit them at 902 W. Basin Road.

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