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Storm rips through Las Vegas, causing floods, power outages
latimes ^ | July 20, 2013 | James Rainey

Posted on 07/20/2013 9:29:12 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave

Edited on 07/20/2013 9:29:57 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A powerful thunderstorm blasted through Las Vegas and nearby communities Friday evening, flooding streets, toppling trees and trapping tourists inside casinos.

Torrential rains and 70-mph winds also knocked out power in more than a dozen locations, including Primm, the town that sits on Interstate 15 at the California-Nevada border.


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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: floods; lasvegas; outages; power; storm
(See http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91002&sitesection=selatimes&VID=24961285..)
1 posted on 07/20/2013 9:29:12 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave
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To: Monkey Face

Some weather!


2 posted on 07/20/2013 9:29:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No pun intended, no punishment ... If I offended you, you needed it.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Oceans 13???


3 posted on 07/20/2013 9:30:21 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; All

http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=91002&sitesection=selatimes&VID=24961285


4 posted on 07/20/2013 9:30:45 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.{TaglineUsed w/SunkenCiv's permission.})
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To: Las Vegas Dave

We were in Las Vegas a couple of years ago when floods were predicted. They were going to get 1/4 to 1/2 inch of rain. I guess it doesn’t take much to flood there. Then instead of raining enough to flood, they got snow.


5 posted on 07/20/2013 9:34:16 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; agrace; ATOMIC_PUNK; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; ...

Of possible interest to the ping lists..

(Note: I will be in L.V. Monday this week for annual vacation! Hope the L.V. weather gets better soon, very soon..!)


6 posted on 07/20/2013 9:38:07 AM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.{TaglineUsed w/SunkenCiv's permission.})
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To: Monkey Face

You okay, ‘Face?


8 posted on 07/20/2013 9:42:33 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Lucky that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas...

(except the clap)


9 posted on 07/20/2013 9:44:20 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Hi Dave!

Had some heavy rain out here in NWLV but evidently it rained more on the strip then here (about 8 miles away)

The lightening show was AMAZING!!


10 posted on 07/20/2013 9:46:16 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

I wonder how the storm drainage dwellers fared?


11 posted on 07/20/2013 9:52:40 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
Please consult the Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints to determine whether short articles must be manually excerpted to 50% of content.
12 posted on 07/20/2013 9:53:31 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Las Vegas Dave

You’re still posting, that’s a good sign! I hope you weathered the storm well. :-)


13 posted on 07/20/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: BluesDuke
You weren't playing at Gilley's were you?
14 posted on 07/20/2013 10:47:05 AM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Las Vegas Dave
trapping tourists inside casinos.

Two words: Penny slots

15 posted on 07/20/2013 11:03:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Las Vegas Dave; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
trapping tourists inside casinos

No worry, they've already been self-trapped there! "Be sure to try the pork chops at the buffet! Served all day."

16 posted on 07/20/2013 11:06:26 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: a fool in paradise
knocked out power

Uh, oh, the hidden pedals under the roulette tables are failing to control where the ball will rest.

17 posted on 07/20/2013 11:11:04 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

We spent one entire afternoon at the edge of the old Frontier’s atrium wing a few years ago watching a huge lightning storm. Nifty.


18 posted on 07/20/2013 11:18:30 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Piffle....)
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To: ErnBatavia

Some of those lightning bolts stretched from one edge of the city to the other, they were huge!

Never seen anything like it.


19 posted on 07/20/2013 11:22:18 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rats vs. GOPe = Same train, different speed.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

There are lot worse things than being “trapped” inside a Las Vegas casino resort.


20 posted on 07/20/2013 1:08:57 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Las Vegas Dave

if you are in LV, beware of Charleston Street. There is a spot there always flooded and dangerous.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 1:34:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Thanks (BTW: I can’t swim).


22 posted on 07/20/2013 2:27:16 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.{TaglineUsed w/SunkenCiv's permission.})
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To: Las Vegas Ron

The big question is did the flooding raise the lake level at lake mead?


23 posted on 07/20/2013 6:48:32 PM PDT by ckilmer
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