The Las Vegas Strip has experienced unprecedented flooding in the past week as torrential rain fell, inundating the casinos. Heavy rains, lightning and strong winds swept through the city and flooded the Vegas Strip. Several videos on social media showed water rushing into the Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood casinos. The water even submerged tables, causing floating chips to fall. In some cases, people lost their lives. While the causes of the flooding are not yet known, it is likely related to poor drainage and construction.
It is unclear how much more rain fell in the city, but heavy rainfall and flash floods in the last few days have left some areas without water at all. The flooding, which occurred just two weeks ago, prompted authorities to close several roads and cordon off the area. The floods damaged many hotels and casinos. Residents of the affected areas are being encouraged to evacuate immediately. While this is not the best time to visit the city, a temporary shelter is recommended until flooding has subsided.
The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Las Vegas. The warning warned of significant rainfall and frequent lightning. Twitter users posted pictures and videos showing blackjack tables flooded with water. One woman reported that her family was evacuated to safety when the water rose above her head. It was a terrifying experience for the people in the area. Luckily, no one was hurt. It is unclear whether the casino will remain open until the flood waters subside.
The flooding in the Las Vegas Strip has been particularly severe. The National Weather Service issued flood warnings and advisories after torrential rains hit the region two weeks ago. The flash flooding inundated many properties and caused power cuts during the night. In one video, water was poured through the ceilings of Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood and flooded the casino’s gaming floors and blackjack tables. The video also shows the interior parking garage filled with water. Throughout the city, dozens of hotels, casinos, and convention centers have been affected.
More rainfall is expected in the Las Vegas area this weekend, including the Strip. As of Monday, a half-inch of rain fell south of the strip. This rainfall makes this monsoon season the wettest in a decade. The weather forecast is for more rain to fall in the Las Vegas area on Friday, with scattered slow-moving thunderstorms developing during the afternoon and evening hours. The chance for heavy rainfall is extremely high, and some of these storms will cause more flooding in the area.
A monsoon storm swept through the Las Vegas Valley on Thursday night, causing flash flooding in several famous casinos. The National Weather Service had issued flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings for the region. Strong winds and heavy downpours caused damage in the casinos. A gust of 59 miles per hour was recorded at the Harry Reid International Airport, and winds were 71 miles per hour along the Las Vegas Strip. There was no immediate threat of fatalities or injuries.