8 years later, Fernley flood victims win $18.1M settlement

FILE -- In this Jan. 5, 2008 file photo, a man walks amid the flooded area in Fernley, Nev. Eight years, dozens of lawyers and hundreds of thousands of documents later, more than 200 Nevada flood victims are finally going to get paid for damages suffered when a century-old irrigation canal burst and sent a wall of water into their homes in 2008. (Tim Dunn/Reno-Gazette Journal via AP, File)FERNLEY, Nev. (AP) — Eight years, dozens of lawyers and hundreds of thousands of documents later, more than 200 northern Nevada flood victims are finally going to be paid for damages suffered when a century-old irrigation canal burst and sent a wall of water into their homes in 2008.

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