2,000 without power after thunderstorm hits Vegas

By Martin Griffith, The Associated Press
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(AP)  Some 2,000 people are still without power around Las Vegas, a day after an intense thunderstorm toppled utility lines, brought flooding to parts of the Strip, caused major damage to a condominium complex and sparked a house fire.

   National Weather Service forecasters say the Las Vegas area could be in for more of the same as flash flood watch remains in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday.

   Friday night’s storm produced 741 lightning strikes around Sin City as well as 0.22 inches of rain at its main weather station to break the previous record 0.17 inches for the date set in 1951.

   NV Energy spokeswoman Kelley Mulroy says 33,000 people were without power Friday night, and there’s no estimated time for when power will be restored to all customers.

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