Water poured through the roof of the Planet Hollywood casino, and blackjack tables were doused with rainwater.
Downpour in Las Vegas pic.twitter.com/aUnpG6ahGp— MechaRandom42, Youtuber, Twitch Streamer😉 (@RandomMnky) July 29, 2022
Water penetrated another Las Vegas Strip casino, Caesar’s Palace, to the astonishment of casino guests. New York Post.
Video sent to @8NewsNow shows flooding inside Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas Strip after severe thunderstorms moved through.🎥: Ernie Gastelum pic.twitter.com/fF9kMa6p9B — David Charns (@davidcharns) July 29, 2022
Vegas isn’t exactly known for having a rainy climate. Sin City receives an average of 4.17 inches of rain a year, according to World Climate. While the downpour might’ve been inconvenient for gamblers, the rain could be a positive sign for the environment. [firefly_poll] The American Southwest is in the midst of a historic mega-drought that’s jeopardized water security in areas such as the Mohave Desert. Lake Mead, a man-made water basin that collects water from the Colorado River, has declined precipitously in size as a result of a shortage of rain. The lake is east of Las Vegas, straddling the Arizona-Nevada border. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
From 9 p.m. to midnight last night, our crews responded to 330 calls for service, many related to the storm.Notable incidents: 7 citizens rescued from swift water 1 house fire 22 vehicle crashes 15 outside fires 🎥 Lisa Johnson and @fox5vegas pic.twitter.com/bwK5z8nN45 — Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) July 29, 2022