When you come to the Gambling Capital of America, you’re aware you’re taking a chance. A chance on your finances, your marriage, your budget for the perfect vacation. This city is mainly centered around all sorts of chances. But chances are, you won’t quite be counting on any weather to hit you harder than the Sun. It’s usually sunny with a chance of rain, sure. But one thing is for certain, I wouldn’t’ve anticipated for there to be flash-flooding. And just recently? There has been. Heavy rain has caused the entirety of our city to get hit by copious amounts of rain.
But where in Vegas?
All over. There are literal videos of Sin City being overrun by floodwater. These small vignettes show how easily such a powerful city can be minimized by an act of God, by way of a biblical act. The severe thunderstorm and flash-flooding warnings are in place for the whole area as many parking lots, airports and even downtown were also surrounded by flash-flooding. As of recently, there’s been no serious injuries the public is aware of. Social media however is flooding with various videos of intrigue and horror alike. like the innards of the Circa sportsbook getting floodwater all over the carpet.
Caesar’s Palace had faulty ceilings that made it easy for drapes of rain to swoop in and swamp the whole area of carpets. Many individuals saw the lightning strike repeatedly from then on as the power kept going out in several of the hotels. It’s not very often that flash-flooding ever occurs, though I’d sooner see a Monsoon pass through.
The city made it official on Twitter to watch out for the downpours, gusts of wind and lightning surrounding the town. And pray for the homeless. They’re going through the worst of it. Some of the individuals in Vegas’ Harry Reid International Airport were being held up to 50 minutes per flight. Meanwhile, planes set to land in Las Vegas either had to be held back until 11 pm or simply re-routed to a different airport.
How does Flash-Flooding start?
In a short amount of time, approximately six hours or less, a precipitation event occurs strongly enough that tends to be described as heavy or excessive. And there are different results as of a result. Sometimes it’s in rural spots, sometimes it’s in urban areas. When you see a flash flood in an urban area, it’s likely because the concrete and asphalt does not allow the ground to absorb the precipitation. Therefore, through a lack of assimilation, the flash-flooding has no where to go and starts from rising run-off.
It’s a scary thing, getting caught off-guard by seemingly a force of nature. How does one even begin to conceive how flooding might just throw every caution to the wind?
Furthermore, what to do during Flash-Flooding?
Seek high-ground, stay informed and evacuate any building if possible. It is likely that this will be the big event of the day, when a flash-flood comes into town.
Chances are, you’ll be fine if you’re smart, prepared and not willing to gamble your life on a bad bet.