Las Vegas’ iconic gambling strip left with underwater casinos after flash floods

Las Vegas has been submerged under water in another horrendous batch of flash floods just weeks after the desert city was washed out.

Throughout the summer the ‘city of sin’ has resembled the underwater city of Atlantis as unseasonably high levels of rain have seen casinos and hotels flooded.

Water damage has been reported along much of the city’s entire strip following intense rain yesterday (August 11).

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Horrifying pictures and images shared on social media show the extent of the damage with casinos looking like submerged rain gutters.

It seems even big destinations like Caesar’s Palace couldn’t escape the deluge as videos showed great rivers of water pouring into the hotel’s restaurant.

Speaking to the New York Post, tourist Richard Henderson said he’d never seen anything like it at Caesar’s Palace.

He said: “Never have I seen rain this torrential like I saw this evening.

“The rain was so heavy that you could barely see the Flamingo across the street.

“A quick glance to the ceiling and we were shocked to see water pouring out of every sprinkler head and other spots.

“The sheer amount of water made one of my friends very nervous – she was very concerned about the possibility of more water coming in or a partial ceiling collapse.

"The lightning strikes were intense. I’ve never seen anything quite like it in Vegas."

And in more bad news for punters, the forecast looks set to worsen.

National Weather Service Las Vegas lead Forecaster Chris Outler explained: "We expect the rain to go ahead through the weekend.

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“There are daily chances. Right now the rain has tapered off across the valley but just about every day, especially in the afternoon and evening hours, we have about 30% chances for Las Vegas."

8NewsNow reports that the intense flooding has already caused the city to suffer major power outage with over 17,000 NV Energy customers left without power.

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