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UPDATE: Storm results in minor damage around Las Vegas valley

Posted at 2:42 PM, Jul 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-18 12:03:40-04

UPDATE AT 6:30 P.M. JULY 17: Minor flooding was reported around the valley, making it difficult to pass certain roads, especially in southwest Las Vegas. The storm caused damage to various properties.

The storm also briefly shut down the High Roller observation wheel on the Las Vegas Strip.

UPDATE AT 3:30 P.M. JULY 17: The southern part of the Las Vegas valley began seeing heavy rain and wind around 2:30 p.m. Monday. So far, no serious damage has been reported. The storm is moving through the valley quickly.





The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Las Vegas valley on Monday.

Residents should expect possible gusts of wind up to 60 miles per hour, as well as quarter-sized hail from 2:24 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. Heavy rain and lightning are also possible.

The NWS recommends residents move into an interior room on the lowest floor of a building. Those on Lake Mead should get away from the water and move indoors or inside a vehicle.