Las Vegas flooding tears through casinos, parking garages on the Strip
Monsoonal rain swept through downtown Las Vegas on Thursday night, pelting casino carpets on the Strip through leaky roofs and rushing through a parking garage that looked more like a white-water rapids course.
Videos shared on social media showed rainwater cascading off a video board and covering the floor of the sportsbook at the Circa Casino and Resort; heavily dripping light fixtures at Caesars Palace; Planet Hollywood getting drenched; and floodwaters rushing through the floor of the garage at the Linq hotel. One gamer at the Fremont Hotel and Casino kept playing right through the deluge.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported several areas received more than an inch of rain, wind gusts reached as high as 71 mph at the intersection of Flamingo Road and Eastern Avenue — a few miles east of the Strip — and more than 7,000 customers were reportedly facing power outages after 10 p.m.
Thursday marked the city’s second night of monsoonal storms, with more expected across the Southwest, according to the National Weather Service.
On the other side of the country, disastrous flooding in Eastern Kentucky has killed at least 16 people since Wednesday.