Loren and Margie Miller were just starting their cross-country trip when a devastating flash flood sent their vacation plans into a waterlogged tailspin.
The National Park Service announced Tuesday that the entrance fee at Lake Mead National Recreation Area will be temporarily waived to help alleviate traffic from Interstate 15 detours.
As the valley recovers from Monday’s storms and flooding, the National Weather Service on Tuesday said to expect mostly dry conditions.
Phoenix recorded record rainfall for a single day on Monday, turning freeways into small lakes and sending rescuers scrambling to get drivers out of inundated cars.
Heavy rain pummeled Moapa on Monday, leaving nearly 100 students stranded and part of Interstate 15 closed after sections of the freeway washed away. Northbound lanes of I-15 were closed at the Moapa exit, about 50 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Chelsea Webster said, and southbound lanes were closed near Bunkerville.
Storms that flooded several Phoenix-area freeways and numerous local streets during the Monday morning commute set an all-time record for rainfall in Phoenix in a single day.
A flash-flood warning is in effect for the west valley, including Summerlin, the Weather Service announced. The warning is in place until 4:45 p.m. Sunday.
Hurricane Norbert slumped to tropical storm force off of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Sunday after pounding fishing villages and damaging more than 1,000 homes while kicking up dangerous surf farther north along the California coast.
A rare three-day flash flood watch has been issued for Southern Nevada starting Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service.
Rain is on the way, according to the National Weather Service.
The Army Corps of Engineers will start construction of a flood control berm to protect a Mount Charleston community in early October, corps officials said Thursday.
The National Weather Service issued flash flood warnings in Clark County for Mount Charleston and the area around Interstate 215 northeast of the Las Vegas Valley.
Storms above Henderson, Lake Las Vegas and nearby highways prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood warning Wednesday evening.
A flash flood warning is in place for far southern Clark County — which includes Searchlight and the Arizona and California borders — until 5:45 p.m. following severe thunderstorms.
Flooding from heavy monsoon season rains in the Phoenix area forced authorities on Tuesday to close several major roads, including a portion of Interstate 17, while elsewhere firefighters rescued multiple motorists and a small trailer park was evacuated.