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Vehicles get stuck in flood waters around Las Vegas

A restaurant also had to close due to flooding
Posted at 7:33 PM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-24 03:11:53-04

UPDATE: 24 hours after Monday night's storm, there was still a mess left behind in one valley neighborhood.  

13 Action News found several inches of standing water in a parking lot near Craig Road and Nellis Boulevard.

Residents said it was inconvenient.  Several cars were damaged during the height of the storm.

"Soon as we got to the center part," said mom Monica Bejarano, "it just shut off."

Bejarano was grateful neighbors helped her get her kids out safely Monday night. 


CLARK COUNTY (KTNV) -- Both flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings were issued Monday night.

The flash flood warning was issued for much of the Las Vegas valley through 10:15 p.m. while the severe thunderstorm warning was issued through 7:45 p.m. The flash flood warning was later extended through 11:15 p.m.

It has been raining in northwest Las Vegas with more rain expected throughout the night around the valley. Heavy rain was also reported in North Las Vegas and northeast Las Vegas, with flooding near Nellis Air Force Base and near Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.

A Maverik Truck Stop Cafe in the area closed after water made it into the restaurant. Employees were hoping to have it reopened by Wednesday morning.

"Nobody is here I kind of figured it might have been flooded I just took a chance," said customer Warren Wolf Tuesday morning.

In addition, there were six cars stuck in the water including an ambulance Monday night near Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard. As the water receded, a work truck came through and pushed many of those cars out of the intersection. A tow truck removed the ambulance.

Vehicles also got stuck in flood waters around the valley, including near Alexander Road and Lamb Boulevard as well as Nellis Boulevard and Craig Road.

Nearly 7,000 customers were reported without power around northeast Las Vegas.

The only weather-related incidents that Las Vegas Fire & Rescue responded to were a neon sign shorting out near Bonanza Road and Eastern Avenue and a power pole caught fire on Fremont Street.

However, Clark County Fire Chief Greg Cassell told the Associated Press Tuesday that people were plucked from at least 12 vehicles that were trapped by flooding. The rescues were reported between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday across northeast Las Vegas, though there were no injuries.