by Jeff Tonnesen
It is the monsoon season here in the Las Vegas Valley and with that comes thunderstorms. Just look outside and you can see rolling thunderheads throughout the valley dumping their rain in big curtains of water.
With the heavier rain comes flash flooding. Flash floods are incredibly dangerous to drivers. If running water is seen crossing the path of your vehicle do NOT attempt to cross it. 90% of all flash flood deaths occur from vehicles trying to cross rushing water during a flash flood, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue.
During monsoon season it's important to know which areas in Las Vegas are most vulnerable to flash flooding. Many areas in which flooding is a danger have been improved by new systems of storm drains and basins. These water works have helped to relieve the problem, but there are still places where flash floods can form without warning.
A lot of the undeveloped parts of town like the areas North of Summerlin, West of Durango Drive, and South of Blue Diamond Highway are particularly vulnerable to flash floods. The flat desert landscape acts as a natural water basin which can cause these floods.
In the middle of the Las Vegas Strip behind the Imperial Palace and the Imperial Palace Garage is another highly susceptible area. Efforts have been made to create drainage systems for this area, but it is still vulnerable to flooding.
New residents should always check with the Clark Country flood control authorities and their real estate agent before making a home purchase.
Team Leader, The Tonnesen Team
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Nevada
3185 St Rose Pkwy #100 Henderson, NV 89052
With over 30 years of experience helping families call Las Vegas "home!"
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