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Red Cross Helping Victims of Thunderstorm Damage

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LAS VEGAS -- The Red Cross of Southern Nevada has set up a shelter at Desert Pines High School for families that were displaced due to Friday night's storms.

The Red Cross has already helped nearly 50 people with food and shelter.

Mercedes Martinez, 9, and her dad Jason had no problem hearing last night's storm roll in.

"It was creepy because once you heard the thunder, I actually freaked out a little because I'm not used to that," said Mercedes.

"We heard the thunder and you could see the lightening and it didn't last long but you could see the damage," said Jason.

Their condo at Atrium Garden wasn't badly damaged but they now have no running water, gas or electricity.

Only hours after the storm the Red Cross opened up a shelter blocks away at Desert Pines High School where volunteers handed out sandwiches and water and are even offering families a place to sleep.

Residents are not sure when things will get back to normal but are thankful the Red Cross is helping them get back on their feet.

"Without this I don't know what people would do. God bless them that they really, really have been helping us out," said Emma Torrens.

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