Just two weeks after hotels and casinos were submerged by floodwater, Las Vegas was hit with another round of violent flash floods.
On Thursday night, videos posted to social media showed the city’s entire Strip being severely flooded, turning the casinos into rain gutters.
As water flooded some of the city’s most famous buildings on Friday, the National Weather Service in Las Vegas issued a flash flood warning and a flood advisory until 12:15 a.m.
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Floodwater poured onto diners at Caesar’s Palace’s indoor restaurant as the hotel struggled to deal with the heavy downpour.
Video footage from the flash floods suggests that Planet Hollywood also sustained significant water damage, with the carpet getting soaked.
“Never have I seen rain this torrential like I saw this evening,” said Richard Henderson. “The rain was so heavy that you could barely see the Flamingo across the street.”
According to 8NewsNow, the city has seen significant power disruptions due to the heavy flooding, with over 17,000 NV Energy customers left without electricity.
Henderson, who witnessed the floods at Caesar’s Palace, said employees in the Sports Book had sealed off an area “with a makeshift barrier of soaking wet slot machine chairs.”
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“A quick glance to the ceiling and we were shocked to see water pouring out of every sprinkler head and other spots,” he told The Post.
“The sheer amount of water made one of my friends very nervous – she was very concerned about the possibility of more water coming in or a partial ceiling collapse.”
“The lightning strikes were intense. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in Vegas,” he added.
Sean Sable, a resident, claimed it was the wettest day in his six years living in Vegas.
Sable claimed that while making a brief visit to Planet Hollywood, he noticed water “pouring in.”
However, the rain isn’t stopping just yet.
“We expect the rain to go ahead through the weekend,” National Weather Service Las Vegas lead Forecaster Chris Outler told The Post.
“There are daily chances. 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.”
The Harry Reid International Airport is experiencing some travel difficulties due to the flooding.
According to FlightAware.com, passengers must endure departure delays of well over 1 hour.
The weather service tweeted that the airport received at least 0.58 inches of rain, “This brings our monsoon season rainfall total to 1.28′!”
In the past two weeks, flooding has damaged most of the city’s hotels and casinos.