Las Vegas valley under flash flood warning overnight as storm tears apart | New


LAS VEGAS (FOX5) – Around 15,000 NV Energy customers are said to be without power on Sunday evening as a severe thunderstorm ravaged the valley.

Blackouts have been reported in southern Nevada, mostly sparing the Spring Valley and southwestern areas. A flash flood warning was issued until midnight throughout the Las Vegas Valley.

“The thunderstorms caused blackouts scattered throughout the Las Vegas Valley. We are working to restore power safely and as quickly as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience,” the company said.

Due to the storm, the Southern Nevada RTC reported power outages and flooding on “most of the highways and roads” in the valley.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue Services reported no significant weather-related incidents, but responded to a downed tree and light pole, power outages and a bushfire due to lightning.

Departure delays were reported at McCarran International Airport due to the storm. “Since a traffic management program delays some arriving flights, departing flight schedules may be affected. Check with your airline to determine if your flight is affected, ”the FAA said.

The wet weather is expected to bring widespread activity of showers and thunderstorms to the region through Monday evening. The system is moving west from Arizona.

Around 15,000 NV Energy customers would be without electricity on Sunday evening as a severe thunderstorm ravaged the valley.



Thunderstorms could also result in strong exit winds until Monday evening.

The combination of the system and precipitation will also cool daytime temperatures for the next few days. Monday’s forecast maximum of 92 degrees F is 12 degrees below normal. Las Vegas will remain in double digits until Tuesday as the system moves north and is replaced by high pressure.

On Wednesday and Thursday temperatures are approaching seasonal values ​​and the atmosphere will be drier.

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