Las Vegas slammed with more flash floods as iconic strip, casinos under water again

Las Vegas has been hit by another wave of torrential flash flooding just two weeks after hotels and casinos were overrun by floodwaters.

The entire city Strip suffered extensive water damage Thursday night as videos shared on social media showed casinos turning into gutters.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas issued a flash flood warning along with a flood warning until 12:15 a.m. Friday as water flooded some of the city’s most iconic buildings.

Video footage shows Caesar’s Palace struggling to cope with the heavy downpour as floodwaters could be seen pouring down on diners in the hotel’s indoor restaurant.

Planet Hollywood also suffered extensive water damage from the flash flooding, as video footage shows the building filling with water and soaking the carpet.

Water rushes into the parking lot.
A parking lot in Vegas was completely flooded as water rushed in from the severe storm outside.

“Never have I seen such torrential rain as what I saw tonight,” Richard Henderson, a native of Vancouver, Canada, told The Post. “The rain was so heavy you could barely see the Flamingo across the street.”

The massive flooding also caused major power outages in the city, as more than 17,000 NV Energy customers were left without power, 8NewsNow reports.

Henderson, who witnessed the flooding at Caesar’s Palace, said Sports Book workers cordoned off an area inside “with a makeshift barrier made of soaked slot machine chairs”.

“A quick look at the ceiling and we were shocked to see water dripping from every sprinkler head and other places,” he told the Post.

“The amount of water made a friend of mine very nervous – she was very worried about the possibility of more water getting in or the ceiling partially collapsing.”

“The lightning strikes were intense. I’ve never seen anything like it in Las Vegas,” he added.

Local resident Sean Sable said it was the heaviest rain he had seen in his six years of living in Vegas.

Sable said she saw water “pouring in” during a quick stop at Planet Hollywood.

But the rain does not stop yet.

casino under water
Water poured from the ceiling onto the blackjack tables as Vegas was pounded by rain.
Twitter/Sean Sable

“We expect the rain to continue through the weekend,” Las Vegas National Weather Service chief forecaster Chris Outler told The Post.

“There are daily occasions. Right now the rain has subsided in the Valley, but most days, especially the afternoon and evening, we have about a 30% chance for Las Vegas.”

The Post has contacted NV Energy and Planet Hollywood for comment, while Caesar’s Palace declined to comment.

Covered parking lot flooded.
Power outages reportedly affected thousands of people in Las Vegas.

The flooding is also causing some travel chaos at Harry Reid International Airport.


The airport collected at least 0.58 inches of rain, with the weather service Tweeter“This brings our monsoon season rainfall total to 1.28′! »

Meanwhile, on the roads, drivers came to a complete stop as roads were blocked by floodwaters and cordoned off by cops.

just two weeks ago, the city was hit by major flooding which caused damage to many hotels and casinos.

Las Vegas resident Alexander Wolf told the Post that he saw “curtains” of rain outside his window.

“The lightning was almost constant and the power went out several times,” he told the Post. “The power surges set off fire alarms in several buildings, forcing firefighters into the storm to respond.”

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