Las Vegas was ravaged by another wave of severe flash flooding two weeks after hotels and casinos were consumed by flooding.
The entire city’s Strip suffered extensive water damage Thursday night as videos shared on social media showed casinos turning into rain gutters.
The National Weather Service for Las Vegas has issued a sudden flood warning, as well as a: flood advice until Friday 12:15 pm as water flooded some of the city’s most iconic buildings.
Video footage shows Caesar’s Palace grappling with the torrential downpour as water from diners in the hotel’s covered restaurant overflows.
Planet Hollywood also suffered major water damage from the flash floods, as video footage shows the building filling up with water and soaking the carpet.
“I’ve never seen such heavy rain as tonight,” Richard Henderson, who is from Vancouver, Canada, told .... “The rain was so heavy that you could barely see the Flamingo across the street.”
The massive flooding has also left the city with major power outages as more than 17,000 NV Energy customers were left without power, reports 8NewsNow.
Henderson, who witnessed the flooding at Caesar’s Palace, said Sports Book employees had cordoned off an area inside “with a makeshift barrier of soaked slot machine seats”.
“A quick look at the ceiling and we were shocked to see water pouring out of every sprinkler head and other spots,” he told ....
“The sheer amount of water made one of my friends very nervous – she was very concerned about the possibility of more water getting in or a partial collapse of the ceiling.”
“The lightning strikes were intense. I’ve never seen anything like it in Vegas,” he added.
Local resident Sean Sable said it’s the most rain he’s seen in his six years living in Vegas.
Sable said he saw water “flowing” during a brief stop at Planet Hollywood.
But the rain isn’t going away yet.
“We expect the rain to continue throughout the weekend,” Chris Outler, chief forecaster for the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, told ....
“There are daily opportunities. At the moment the rain has abated over the valley, but almost every day, especially in the afternoon and evening hours, we have about a 30% chance of Las Vegas.
... has contacted NV Energy and Planet Hollywood for comment, while Caesar’s Palace declined to comment.
Just two weeks ago, the city was hit by major flooding that damaged many hotels and casinos.
Alexander Wolf, a Las Vegas resident, told ... that he saw “curtains” of rain outside his window.
“The lightning was almost constant and the power went out several times,” he told .... “Electric surges set off the fire alarms of several buildings, forcing firefighters into the storm to respond.”