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Heavy Rains Cause Flooding on Strip and Require Rescues

Flash flood warning hit the Las Vega Valley Saturday Afternoon and wreaked havoc on businesses and the roads in the Vegas area. The North Vegas Strip was almost completely flooded with cars having to use only one lane, and businesses having water to their doors. Just a block away from the Strip, on Dean Martin and Flamingo, three people needed rescue from water that surrounded them out of nowhere.

The Las Vegas Sun Reported:

The strong part of the storm was moving out through North Las Vegas early Saturday afternoon, where nearly 1.5 inches of rain was reported at the city’s airport, National Weather Service meteorologist Barry Pierce said. Shortly before 1:30 p.m., the Regional Transportation Commission reported that ramp lanes were flooded on Interstate 15 near U.S. Highway 95 and that Spring Mountain Road was flooded from Industrial Road and Valley View Boulevard. There were reports of pea-sized to quarter-inch hail reported through the valley as well as wind gusts up to 50 mph

 

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