Flash floods hit Las Vegas on Thursday night, causing water damage to several Strip casinos. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
Summer wasn’t typical for Las Vegas, with floods hitting the city over the past few weeks. Several casinos and hotels have been left to deal with the fallout, with major flood waters seeping into many properties.
On Thursday night, a number of Las Vegas Strip casinos were severely damaged by water. Several people posted videos on social media showing the extent of the damage:
Casinos are trying to deal with the damage
As a result of the terrible weather, the National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a flash flood warning through Friday at 12:15 a.m. A number of the most notable properties of the Las Vegas Strip have been affected, including Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood.
The water came through the heads of the sprinklers
At Caesars Palace, videos showed flood waters flowing into one of the property’s indoor restaurants, covering diners. The water came through sprinkler heads placed across the ceilings on the property. The herders feared that the roof could collapse in part due to the massive amount of water coming in.
Planet Hollywood was filled with large levels of water, resulting in massive damage. The rain was so bad during the flash floods that people could barely see the property across the road.
Likely more problems on the way
In addition to Water damage in casinos and hotelsThe city also had to deal with power outages. More than 17,000 people have been without electricity for some time. Both arriving and departing passengers at nearby Harry Reed International Airport had to deal with delays.
Drivers on the road in the rain had to stop due to vision problems and flood waters. Sean Sable, a local, said he hasn’t seen more rain in the six years he’s been in the city.
It looks like there may be more problems on the way. Chris Outler, forecast lead for the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, told media that the area may be stockpiling for more rain over the weekend. Speaking of what people might expect, he said, “There are daily chances. Right now, the rain has decreased across the valley but almost every day, especially in the afternoon and evening hours, we have a 30% chance in Las Vegas.”