Las Vegas Flooding After Torrential Storm • This Week in Gambling

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A month’s value of rain fell in solely two hours, inflicting Las Vegas flooding that noticed standing water in casinos and the closure of the airport. Streets grew to become rivers. Parking garages grew to become waterfalls. There was even water pouring from lights in resorts.

Down on Fremont Avenue, the Circa On line casino had water coming from behind video screens. At Planet Hollywood water gushed from the rooftop. And even the illustrious Caesars Palace sprang a leak. It was all fairly surreal.

All in all, there have been over 300 emergency calls through the storm, and 7 individuals needed to be rescued from swift water conditions. Fortuitously, there have been no deaths reported from the Las Vegas flooding, in contrast to this week’s tragedy in Kentucky.

All of this from lower than an inch of rain. And whereas that will seem to be a remarkably insignificant quantity, Vegas shouldn’t be a metropolis constructed for rain. In actual fact, most any quantity of precipitation within the deserts of the western United States is sufficient to set off a big climate occasion.

Meteorologist Reneé Duff of AccuWeather stated “It doesn’t take a lot rain to trigger flash flooding issues on this a part of the nation… In Las Vegas, all it took was 0.29 of an inch of rain falling in an hour’s time to trigger automobiles to develop into stranded within the streets…”

Forecasts predict that the climate sample over the following week or so is conducive to extra Las Vegas flooding, and is definitely a robust chance.