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2 dead amid ‘restless’ downpour as hotels, casinos suffer water damage

2 dead amid restless downpour as hotels casinos suffer water


The torrential downpour that caused some of Las Vegas’s most iconic hotels and casinos to be consumed with floodwater turned deadly after two lifeless bodies were found.

Emergency services and firefighters removing debris from a flood channel near Las Vegas Boulevard discovered a man’s lifeless body laying in floodwater Thursday night, Clark County Fire Department said.

Another body was found on Friday in a flood-control channel near the south end of the Strip.

It is unclear if the deaths were a direct result of the flash floods at this time.

Thursday night’s intense downpour consumed the iconic Strip’s casinos and restaurants, with video footage showing the city’s most famous locations, such as Caesars and Planet Hollywood, unable to contain water pouring through the ceiling.

The Department Of Public Safety Las Vegas said emergency services had several responses as a result of the “heavy monsoon rainfall.”

The National Weather Service called this the most “restless” summer monsoon season in the city has faced in a decade.
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“There were 3 total responses for stalled vehicles in flood waters,” they said in a statement to The Post. “All occupants were evacuated to safety with no medical needs or patient transport required.”

“There were two other minor weather-related responses, one for a downed tree and another for some ceiling damage at an apartment complex,” the statement added.

Diners in Caesars’ indoor restaurant were showered with floodwater in video footage shared with The Post.

Caesars Entertainment declined to comment.

The National Weather Service called this the most “restless” summer monsoon season in the city has faced in a decade.

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 massive flooding has also caused the city to suffer major power outages as over 17,000 NV Energy customers were left without power, 8NewsNow reports.

The weather service says the last time summer was this wet was in 2012. It said the storms could occur through next week.

Las Vegas was hit with more brutal flooding and lightning on Thursday and Friday.
Las Vegas was hit with more brutal flooding and lightning on Thursday and Friday.
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Las Vegas usually receives about 4.2 inches of rain per year. The monsoon season this year has delivered 1.28 inches of rainfall so far, according to a tweet from Las Vegas City Hall.

“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,” tourist Richard Henderson, who witnessed the floods in Caesars Palace, told The Post.

With Post wires





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