Iconic Las Vegas casinos under water as torrential rain floods Sin City
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Shocking videos of some of the world's most famous casinos and hotels hit by a deluge of water have emerged.
The entire Las Vegas Strip, which is home to some of the world's most iconic buildings, was hit by flash flooding following torrential downpours, on Thursday night.
Airports and parking lots were also hit by the heavy rain, which filled countless buildings as the city put a flash flood and severe thunderstorm warning in place.
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Video footage shared on Twitter shows the streets of Sin City consumed with floodwater.
Other videos showed downtown streets turning into small rivers and water pouring into casinos.
No injuries have been reported at this time, Las Vegas Fire Information Officer Tim Szymanski confirmed to The Post.
Other videos posted on social media showed the inside of Circa sportsbook full of floodwater soaking the carpet.
Another clip shared online shows water pouring through a hole in the ceiling of Planet Hollywood Casino on Las Vegas Boulevard.
The iconic Caesar’s Palace was also affected by floodwater, as a video posted online showed the ceiling unable to contain the water, which poured onto the carpets.
Alexander Wolf, a Las Vegas resident, told The Post he saw “curtains” of rainfall outside his window.
“We’ve got good drainage systems but sometimes the water just overloads them,” said Jowitt, who hails from Las Vegas.
“It can also be dangerous for homeless people who sometimes live in the drainage systems for shelter.
“The other thing is that we don’t often get rain so it’s hard to check whether roofs and the like are actually waterproof; probably what has happened in the casinos tonight,” he added.
Elsewhere, local airports are experiencing severe delays as a result of the flood.
“My flight has been delayed an hour so far and maybe more,” said Shondra Kayd, who is experiencing severe delays with her outgoing flight to Toronto, Canada.
“A lot of planes had to land at different airports.”
Earlier on Thursday, Harry Reid International Airport departure delays were averaging 50 minutes.
Planes scheduled to fly to Las Vegas were being held at their starting airports until at least 11 p.m., according to FlightAware.com.
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