InternationalUSLas Vegas floods wash people away as famous strip becomes a river

Las Vegas floods wash people away as famous strip becomes a river

A number of people have been washed away in flash floods in Las Vegas on Aug 24 turning the famous Las Vegas strip into a river and damaging several buildings.

On Aug 25 the police received several calls about people being swept away by floodwater according to Fox News. One man was swept away near Flamingo Wash stream in Sunrise Manor while two others had been washed away near Route 15. One woman had been rescued while another was still missing.

This happened just after the entire area in Las Vegas was subjected to the tropical storm Hilary which also led to flash floods all over Califonia.

Fox reporter Mike Allen posted on X, “I talked with a man who witnessed it. He tells me he helped firefighters rescue one friend but more are missing. Police confirm that not everyone was saved.”

Thunderstorms are expected to continue for the next few days and worse flooding is anticipated. On social media pictures show the strip flooded with ankle height water.

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“The Vegas Strip is currently a river,” reads one comment on X. This isn’t the first time the casinos have been inundated with water. In 2022 a similar weather event caused rain to pour down Planet Hollywood and Caesars Palace.

The Las Vegas strip consists of Las Vegas Boulevard, MGM Grand Las Vegas, New York-New York, The Venetian Las Vegas, Caesars Palace, Horseshoe Las Vegas & Paris Las Vegas, Bellagio. Incidentally Las Vegas is also the most 25th most populous in the United States. It is known for its gambling, shopping, fine dining, entertainment and nightlife. It also serves as the leading financial, commercial and cultural center for the state of Nevada.

The city had 2.9 million visitors in 2019 and is the most visited place after New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Orlando and is often labelled as the Entertainment Capital of the World. 

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