Las Vegas was slammed with another wave of torrential flash floods just two weeks after hotels and casinos were consumed with floodwater. The city’s entire Strip suffered major water damage on Thursday night as videos shared on social media showed casinos turning into rain gutters. The National Weather Service for Las Vegas issued a flash flood warning as well as a flood advisory until 12:15 a.m. Friday as water flooded some of the city’s most iconic buildings.
Caesar’s Palace had to deal with the heavy downpour as floodwater poured onto diners at the hotel’s indoor restaurant. Planet Hollywood also suffered some major water damage from the flash floods. According to 8 News Now, The massive flooding has also caused the city to suffer major power outages as over 17,000 NV Energy customers were left without power. This is the most rain I’ve seen in 20 plus years of my Las Vegas residency. Right now the rain has tapered off across the valley but just about every day, especially in the afternoon and evening hours, we have about 30% chances for Las Vegas. When you live in the desert the one thing you probably figure you won’t have to worry about is flooding…Right? Well, not in Las Vegas. True, we don’t get much rain. However when it does rain for more than an hour or so, it can create havoc throughout the city. If you are new to the Valley, or planning to buy a house one of the most important questions you should ask before buying is, Is the property located in a flood zone? New home builders are suppose to disclose this to all perspective buyers. You don’t want to wait until the day of closing when you are reading through your closing costs and come upon that flood insurance fee…OUCH! The quickest and easiest way to find out if your property is prone to flooding is to check a flood risk map. The Environment Agency provides live maps which give information about long-term flood risk to properties.