The Chamberlain family used their SUV to block the road. Richard Chamberlain said several cars got trapped in the standing water.
"If you look across you can actually see the lights on the other side." said Chamberlain. "It looks flat but the road actually dips down."
#BREAKING Storms have flooded streets on the east side of Las Vegas. Richard Chamberlain helped push 3 cars out of standing water. He’s using his SUV to block street@so no one else gets into trouble. Live in 15 min on @KTNVpic.twitter.com/vQsqLj5PYf
Residents from Henderson to Summerlin reported heavy rain and thunder that shook windows. More than 40,000 customers are without power according to NV Energy. As of 11:30 P.M. that number was down to 34,000.
Lighting has caused multiple outages throughout southern Nevada. We are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible - and apologize for the inconvenience.
Flights at McCarran International Airport are delayed.
Due to current storm conditions a high volume of arriving flights have been diverted from McCarran and many departures are holding on the ground. If you are flying from LAS tonight or tomorrow morning, check with your airline for flight status updates.
Because power is out at multiple intersections, Las Vegas police sent a reminder to come to a complete stop an intersection where the power is out. They warn that drivers must come to a full and complete stop and assure the intersection is clear before proceeding.
The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Central Clark County in southern Nevada... * Until 200 AM PDT. * At 1104 PM PDT, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. Up to a half of an inch of rain has already fallen.
Some locations that will experience flooding include... Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, Lone Mountain, Anthem, Summerlin, Mountains Edge, The Strip, Nellis AFB, Blue Diamond, Downtown Las Vegas, East Las Vegas, Sam Boyd Stadium, The Motor Speedway, Southern Highlands, Aliante, Spring Valley, Centennial Hills, Green Valley and Enterprise.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots. LAT...LON 3634 11498 3601 11494 3594 11510 3596 11552 3634 11535