Las Vegas is not a city that would normally be associated with dangerous natural phenomenon. The gambling capital of the world seems to run smoothly no matter what the weather in other parts of the United States. However, flash floods have been hitting this part of the desert over the past week. Locals and tourists who were hoping for a break from the rain may have to wait for the end of the week, with flood conditions expected to continue.
There is a 70 to 80 percent chance that it will rain on for most of this week. The weekend was especially bad, with around an inch of rain falling during a couple of hours on Saturday. There was even hail during parts of the night
Despite the torrential conditions, many casinos and party spots on the Vegas strip have been running as normal. They do not expect too much trouble due to the rain, with most of their guests happy to spend as much time indoors as possible. For those who are already there, it just adds to the reasons to visit the casino and play a few card games.
There are expected to be a few cancelled flights, but most of the difficulty is for those who were planning on visiting Vegas by road. The I-15 freeway and other areas have been badly impacted by this storm.
Parking garages on the Vegas strip have reported problems, with two sites already flooded due to the rain. These garages belong to the Quad Resort and Casino, one of the most famous Vegas strip destinations.
The good thing about the Vegas area is that as soon as the rain stops, it should be absorbed within a day or two. Guests do not need to worry about flood conditions continuing for more than a few days.
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