Leaky roof forces Las Vegas shelter to close part of facility

Updated January 12, 2018 - 1:38 pm

A roof leak at Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada’s homeless shelter forced the organization to close off part of one of its dorms, a spokeswoman said Friday.

The leak this week caused debris to fall from the ceiling, which affected about 35 beds, said Leslie Carmine, Catholic Charities’ media and community relations director.

Catholic Charities operates a 524-bed night shelter for men, which houses an average of 500 people per night. The people who were displaced by the leak were moved to another portion of Catholic Charities facility, Carmine said.

Most of the beds affected by the leak had been cleaned up and reopened as of Friday morning, and work was ongoing to make additional repairs so the remaining six beds could reopen, Carmine said.

Contact Jamie Munks at jmunks@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0340. Follow @JamieMunksRJ on Twitter.

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