Las Vegas hit with flash floods for second time in two weeks

Las Vegas was hit with flash floods that inundated town’s streets and casinos for the second time in a two-week span, making this yr the wettest monsoon season in a decade within the arid metropolis.

Water gushed like rivers alongside streets and poured in by the ceiling of casinos, in response to movies posted to social media.

The Nationwide Climate Service issued a warning late Thursday cautioning Las Vegas residents to not attempt to drive by flooding.

Video posted by one Vegas resident reveals sheets of rain pouring onto poker tables on the Planet Hollywood On line casino as shocked casino-goers look on.

One other video reveals a bus trying to navigate through the flooding streets as water gushes into it. Yet one more reveals water gushing down the street by the strip’s Excessive Curler Ferris Wheel.

The desert storm — the second in simply two weeks — is available in a metropolis that will get lower than 0.4 of an inch of rainfall in July on common, in response to the Nationwide Climate Service.

The Nationwide Climate Service stated that the storm made 2022 Las Vegas’s wettest monsoon season in a decade.

Already, Harry Reid Worldwide Airport in Las Vegas has acquired 1.28 inches of rain this monsoon season, which matches from mid-June to the tip of September. That’s greater than any yr since 2012.

That yr it noticed greater than 3.5 inches of rain in the course of the moist season.

This yr’s wet season is probably not completed with Friday’s early morning storm.

“We’re starting to sound like a broken record here, but thunderstorms are possible yet again today as well as flash flooding,” stated the Nationwide Climate Service for Las Vegas in a Tweet on Friday.