Las Vegas threatened by flash floods and thunderstorms

Published on : Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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A Flash flood alert is raised by National Weather Service in Las Vegas as the area is suffering from hail, high winds and flash floods in the area. The weather officials even added that wind is blowing 50 mph. Though no specific source of the storm is known yet the forecasters say that there are chances of thunderstorms, hail and torrential rain in the later part of the day.
However the alert was issued after Mount Charleston received heavy rainfall since Monday in Las Vegas. Jim Harrison, officer at the meteorological department said that the alerts was issues as thunderstorm brought in torrential rain 6 miles of Willow Creek campground in the Mount Charleston area.
Some of the areas that were affected by flood were Lee Canyon Road, Deer Creek Road, Cold Creek, Cold Creek Road and Willow Creek campground in Las Vegas. Further predictions were made that thunderstorm might lead to some devastating consequences.
It is again added by officials that these monsoon conditions are going to prevail throughout the week. Once the areas dries out the possibilities of thunderstorms and flood would lessen. Thus travelling to Las Vegas is of risk. one should take proper precautions before travelling.

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