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Las Vegas valley hit by rain, lightning and flooding

Posted at 11:53 PM, Aug 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 15:24:47-04

UPDATE: The rain and lightning continued throughout the night and into the morning on Thursday.

Many local roads are experiencing minor flooding and the washes around the valley are full of rushing water.


Approximately 15,000 customers in the Henderson area lost power overnight. As of 8:30 a.m. Thursday, only 11 customers were without power in the Southern Nevada area.

Flooding also closed the on-ramps from Flamingo Road to northbound U.S. 95 early Thursday morning. The ramps reopened shortly before 6:30 a.m. Flooding was also reported on various roads around the valley.


CLARK COUNTY (KTNV) -- While the day started out slow for storms around the Las Vegas valley, by nightfall, storms were popping up all around Clark County.

The majority were in the mountains surrounding Las Vegas, Lake Mead, Mesquite, other parts of northeastern Clark County and also Mohave County, Arizona. There were multiple severe thunderstorm warnings issued, along with flash flood warnings but none for Las Vegas itself. The valley itself is under a flash flood watch through Friday though.


There was some rain in southwest and northwest Las Vegas around 5 p.m. but that quickly dissipated.

But by 10 p.m. or so, thunderstorms started popping up in northeast Las Vegas and making its way down toward Henderson and Boulder City. Storms were also seen more widespread around the valley with lots of lightning and some localized flooding.

More thunderstorms are expected for Thursday.