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31-7-2022  

Thursday night, airports, parking lots, and the whole Las Vegas Strip were inundated.The city issued a flash flood and severe thunderstorm warning as structures flooded.Twitter video shows Sin City flooded. Videos showed downtown streets turning into rivers and flooding casinos.

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Las Vegas Fire Information Officer Tim Szymanski verified no injuries.Social media footage showed floodwater saturating the Circa sportsbook's carpet.Another viral video shows water flowing from Planet Hollywood Casino's ceiling. Staffers capture chaos on their phones.

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A video shared online shows water pouring from the ceiling of Caesar's Palace onto the carpets.Planet Hollywood, Caesar's Palace, and Circa sportsbook have declined to comment.Las Vegas resident Alexander Wolf observed "curtains" of rain.

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He told The Post that lightning was persistent and the electricity went off multiple times. "Electrical surges set off fire alarms in numerous buildings, forcing firefighters to brave the storm to react."Simon Jowitt, a University of Las Vegas economic geologist, told The Post that flash floods are rare but monsoon season occurs from July to September.

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"We have adequate drainage systems, but occasionally the water overloads them," Jowitt told The Post. It might be perilous for homeless persons who use drains as refuge.“Also, we don't often have rain, so it's impossible to assess if roofs and the such are waterproof; probably what occurred at the casinos tonight,” he said.

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We've got a couple days of rain in a row.Local airports are also affected by the water."My flight has been delayed an hour so far and maybe longer," Shondra Kayd told The Post. Several planes landed at separate airports. On Thursday, Harry Reid International Airport departure delays averaged 50 minutes. According to FlightAware.com, planes planned to travel to Las Vegas were delayed until 11 p.m.

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