Multiple casinos, sportsbooks damaged after flooding on Las Vegas Strip

Associated Press

Southwest rains flood the desert and run down into Las Vegas casinos

A severe summer thunderstorm that drenched parts of Las Vegas late Thursday – causing water to cascade from the ceiling of a casino and pool on the carpet of a stadium-sized sports betting area – is a widespread monsoon that could repeat throughout the weekend. It was part of a pattern, a Meteorological Agency official said Friday. “We’re getting to the heart of the hottest part,” said John Adair, a veteran meteorologist at the Office of the Weather Service near Harry Reed International Airport in Las Vegas. Annual weather patterns have brought a flurry of storms across the southwestern United States in recent weeks, causing flooding in typically dry washes, rain measured in inches, and rescue operations. .