The famous Las Vegas area was flooded

The famous Las Vegas area was flooded

Less than 24 hours after the flooding of several areas in Las Vegas, including the famous Strip area, Sin City prepared, Saturday, to face more rain.

“We’re lucky we get up high. But the yard was completely flooded. I went for a walk in the streets earlier and it was very impressive,” says Simon Robert, a Quebecer who settled in Las Vegas two years ago.

Altogether, nearly 2.2 cm of water hit the Underworld Capital, three times the monthly average for September, causing several flash floods.

according to New York PostAnd soon the roads of several areas in Las Vegas turned into rivers, preventing the passage of vehicles there. At least one driver was removed from his car, while others had to leave their cars under bridges.

However, the city has not reported any reports of major rescues or accidents.

Flash flood warnings were in effect for parts of Clark County Friday night, which includes Las Vegas and other counties in Nevada, California and Arizona. In addition to the heavy rains, the National Weather Service (NWS) said dangerous lightning and storm surges are expected.

rare phenomenon

The monsoon season in Las Vegas usually begins in June and ends in mid-September. During this period, the Earth heats up and moist air from the Pacific Ocean moves inland, causing humidity.

According to the National Meteorological Administration, Friday broke the wettest record for September, which was set 11 years ago. However, the summer of 2022 is still the wettest monsoon season in the past decade, according to a report. The New York Times.

“On average, it should rain about seven days a year in Vegas. The monsoon season comes once a year. But usually, there isn’t this kind of flooding,” notes Simon Robert.

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