An active search for property in the Nevada state capital of Las Vegas is now on hold after residents filed more than 100 claims seeking their property.
In a statement, the city said the city would work with the property owners and their attorneys to determine what steps they can take.
Residents said they were concerned about what would happen to the homes and belongings they have left behind in the days since the storm, and the city’s response is a step in the right direction, but residents should be mindful of the risks and concerns.
In Nevada, the state’s Unclaimed property law allows the city to take possession of property that has not been declared in its possession, the Associated Press reported.
The law also allows the owner to use the property as collateral for an easement if the city finds a buyer for the property.
The state does not recognize any easement in Nevada, according to the AP.
In addition, the property is subject to an “appointment by the city” under the Unclaimed properties law, which gives the city the power to use a portion of the property to secure a loan for any other purposes, according the AP report.
Nevada City, the capital city of Las Venegas, Nev., has been on lockdown for about two weeks after a series of tornadoes ripped through the state.
Residents who live in the city have been able to use public transportation but are worried about finding their homes and possessions when the city goes on lockdown, The Associated Press reports.
The city has been in lockdown since the storms and said the decision to hold down operations was made because there is a shortage of police officers.