Videos show water GUSHING through casino after Las Vegas faces flash floods twice in 2 weeks
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA: On Thursday, August 11 evening, the National Weather Service issued a flood advisory warning, making people aware of possible heavy rain, flooding, and frequent lightning. Not long after, Twitter users surfaced on the platform with images and videos of water pouring into casinos, flooding blackjack tables, and many more harrowing footages happening right in the heart of Nevada City.
Las Vegas was hit by 0.58 inches of rainfall on Thursday which adds up to a total of 1.28 inches of rainfall in Las Vegas this season as per the National Weather Service. "What a storm!" the weather service said. The news of a second flood came barely two weeks after Twitter users posted videos of another flood that caused quite a destruction along Las Vegas Boulevard.
FLOODING IN LAS VEGAS: Heavy rain poured into Las Vegas casinos and flooded streets Thursday night as the wettest monsoon season in a decade helps alleviate the West's severe drought -- but also causes significant damage. https://t.co/qyMEJ6LdQu— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) August 12, 2022
In videos posted recently, water can be seen collecting on the floor after it broke and poured through a screen at the Circa Resort and Casino. More videos depicting similar occurrences happening across Nevada surfaced. In a second video posted on Twitter, water can be seen rushing through the screen of Caesars Palace. Water was also seen causing damage in the parking garage of the LINQ Hotel. The Planet Hollywood Casino was also maimed by a flooding situation after water broke through the ceiling.
Vegas Flooding- Water crashed through the ceilings of some of Las Vegas’s famous casinos Thursday night— MC (@musicitydp) August 13, 2022
Residents of Las Vegas described seeing 'curtains of rain' when they looked out of their windows after the storm had hit. Lightning was reportedly constant and the power supply was cut off several times throughout the course of the storm. “Electric surges set the fire alarms of several buildings off, causing fire responders to have to head out into the storm to respond to them,” a resident of Las Vegas, Alexander Wolf, told NYP.
🚨#BREAKING: Rare Flash flood hits Las Vegas Nevada— R A W S A L E R T S (@rawsalerts) July 29, 2022
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A rare thunderstorm has hit one of the US,s driest city’s in downtown Las Vegas on Thursday night, triggering flash flood warnings.Videos show water pouring into casinos and flooding parts of Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/D3ijx6gB6C
Las Vegas Fire Information Officer Tim Szymanski reported to The Post that no injuries as a result of the flood had been reported to them so far. However, the flood seems to have caused quite the damage to property nonetheless.
Simon Jowitt, an economic geologist and professor at the University of Las Vegas told The Post, “We’ve got good drainage systems but sometimes the water just overloads them. It can also be dangerous for homeless people who sometimes live in the drainage systems for shelter." He further added, “The other thing is that we don’t often get rain so it’s hard to check whether roofs and the like are actually waterproof; probably what has happened in the casinos tonight."