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Monsoonal rains flood streets and casinos in NEVADA

Cleanup efforts continued Saturday after monsoonal rain in NEVADA caused water to cascade from casino ceilings and flooded street intersections over the city this week.

Videos posted online showed water pouring from ceilings at Caesars Palace and Planet Hollywood resorts on the NEVADA Strip two days ago. Water also swamped the carpet at the Circa Resort & Casino after rain started sipping in through their sportsbook video wall.

Scattered power outages were also reported in places like the downtown Fremont Street Experience casino pedestrian mall. At the very least 16,000 people suffered power outages in the NEVADA area Friday night,based on the NEVADA Review-Journal.

While only 0.3 inches of rain was registered at the NEVADA airport late Thursday, a lot more than 1 inch fell just 1 mile away at the University of Nevada, NEVADA, according to an area National Weather Service official. Little precipitation easily creates flooding in NEVADA because the water doesn’t seep in to the desert terrain.

Water covers a road in Las Vegas
Water covers a road in NEVADA after heavy rain caused flooding.KSNV

Nearby gusts of wind peaked at 71 mph and toppled trees. Among those trees fell on a flat complex in NEVADA, displacing a lot more than 30 individuals who live there. Staff and volunteers from the American Red Cross in Nevada exposed a temporary shelter for displaced residents Friday night.

NEVADA firefighters taken care of immediately 330 demands service and swift-water teams rescued at the very least seven people, city spokesman Jace Radke said. Clark County firefighters taken care of immediately six water rescue calls, county spokeswoman Stacey Welling said.

Officials said no injuries or widespread damage was reported.

Rapid runoff from sunbaked lots flooded street intersections, prompting vehicles to creep through high water near NEVADA Boulevard and Main Street. Flood-control channels considered roiling torrents.

Silverado Ranch Boulevard between Decatur and Arville is likely to remain closed through the weekend as contractors focusing on construction projects in your community continue clean-up efforts following a flooding.

Clark County also had crews attempting to remove fallen trees from local roadways.

Monsoonal storm activity is common in NEVADA during this time period of year.

“Its monsoon season which brings thunderstorms and will result in flash flooding that, while severe, generally disappears quickly,” NEVADA City Hall tweeted Saturday.

Although some rain is expected in NEVADA Saturday, no monsoonal activity is expected in your community.

But monsoonal moisture is likely to spread across western Nevada, producing a considerable upsurge in shower and thunderstorm chances through the afternoon and evening hours Sunday through Tuesday,” the National Weather Service said in a forecast Saturday.

Nicole Acevedo is really a reporter for NBC News Digital. She reports, writes and produces stories for NBC Latino and NBCNews.com.

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