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Flooding, rain, hail hits Las Vegas valley

Posted at 1:30 PM, Apr 09, 2016

A flash flood warning was issued Saturday afternoon in the Las Vegas valley.

The flash flood warning was originally set to go through 4:15 p.m. but was extended to 6:30 p.m. It was lifted around 6:10 p.m.

Las Vegas set a record for rainfall April 9 with a total of 0.81 inches. The old record was 0.17 in 1943.

During the storm, Nevada Highway Patrol said troopers responded to 127 crashes, 43 injury incident, 77 with property damage and 7 hit-and-runs.

The Siegel Suites near Bonanza and Martin Luther King Boulevard dealt with extreme flooding in their parking lot Saturday.

Cars were stuck because of the high levels of water. People could not leave their apartments unless they wanted to brave the trek across the water.

"We can walk the border and hop the wall back over on the other side of Costco but what are we supposed to do?" asked one of the stranded residents.

The Clark County Fire Department responded to several swift water rescues Saturday afternoon.

Three people near Dean Martin Drive and Flamingo Road had to be rescued around 1 p.m.. They were surrounded by water and were walked out by the Las Vegas Fire Department. The man was taken to the hospital with minor leg injuries.

Around the same time, another man, who is 50 years old, was rescued from behind the closed Golden Palms Hotel, near Tropicana Avenue and Dean Martin Drive. The man was uninjured.

About 4 p.m., the Clark County Fire Department responded to 5 vehicles stuck in the water in the 3900 block of Koval Lane near Winnick Avenue, north of Flamingo Road. Two adults and one infant were rescued from their vehicles.

Flights were also delayed at McCarran International Airport due to thunderstorms.

A Las Vegas 51s minor league baseball game was postponed because of the weather.

People first started reporting rain and hail in the Providence and Centennial Hills area before the rain moved to the south and southeast. Eventually, a flash flood advisory was issued before it was upgraded to a flash flood warning.

RTC Southern Nevada reported Spring Mountain Road at Industrial Road to Valley View Boulevard was flooded along with the northbound Interstate 15 to U.S. 95 northbound ramp. There was also flooding at Cheyenne Avenue and Las Vegas Boulevard.


Localized flooding was reported around the valley, including near Arville Street and Desert Inn Road.


Extremely heavy rain and pea size hail at the KTNV Channel 13 Action News studio on Valley View and Desert Inn from a potent thunderstorm moving through the valley. Dangerous road conditions and flash flooding likely from this storm

Posted by Meteorologist Carlo Falco on Saturday, April 9, 2016

There was also lightning, thunder and heavy winds reported throughout the day.