Storm brings flash flooding to Las Vegas

A woman walks through flood water Monday, July 6, 2015, in Las Vegas. Heavy rains flooded streets around Las Vegas. Heavy rain throughout the area prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning for parts of Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A thunderstorm with heavy rains and high winds moved across the Las Vegas area, flooding roads and knocking out power to hundreds.

The National Weather Service says parts of the area were under a flash flood warning Monday evening.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue says firefighters handled 10 water rescues.

Spokesman Tim Szymanski says most of the drivers were in deep water and needed assistance getting out of their vehicles. There were no reports of injury.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that the hardest-hit areas included the Lone Mountain and Summerlin areas.

The paper says the National Weather Service reports one area had 1.5 inches of rain, though most areas got much less.

It says NV Energy reported that the storm had knocked out power to about 800 Southern Nevada customers as of 8:15 p.m.

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