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Las Vegas businesses lose power due to wind and have to get creative

Posted at 7:14 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-04 08:17:38-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Gusty winds as high as 76 MPH blew through Southern Nevada Sunday night and Monday morning, with valley gusts in the 40 to 50 MPH range.

There were many outages throughout that time frame, with damage reported across the valley. Some damage included a downed tree on a car, a tall restaurant sign blown onto a car, and toppled car port covers.

Businesses in a plaza off of Desert Inn and Interstate 15 were one of the areas without power Monday morning. Kiesub Electronics decided to continue business without power, using flashlights to light the store, hand writing credit card information for payments and plugging a landline phone into the wall to make calls.

"This store has been here since the early 70s but this type of store has been around since the 50s so it does feel really 50-ish. We’re really old school anyway," said Marketing Manager Margie White.

A radio station was off the air because of the outage and Rollin Smoke Barbeque closed for the morning, reopening when the power came back on.