LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
A dust, wind and rain storm knocked out power and caused damage throughout the Las Vegas Valley on Saturday night.
Mobile phone alerts called out after 8 p.m. when a severe thunderstorm caution was provided. Not too long after, the storm that relocated through the east triggered wind speeds as high as 71 miles per hour in the valley, according to the National Weather Condition Service.
As the storm moved into downtown Las Vegas, damage and power interruptions were reported through Daybreak Manor.
As of 10 p.m. on Saturday, more than 62,400 NV Energy consumers were supposedly without power in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas and Henderson, as well as the Laughlin location. Crews were on scene throughout the valley, but price quotes of when power would return diverse.
“All hell broke loose,” 51s fan Ryan McAnally said by phone. The Las Vegas 51s baseball game was postponed due to the weather condition.
Audience video revealed a dust storm sweeping Cashman Field causing families to run from their seats. The regularly scheduled game will be followed by a seven-inning video game on Sunday, the 51s revealed on Twitter.
Las Vegas Fire & & Rescue reported four power poles down near Bruce and 17th Streets and no power in the location. Two minutes later on, the department reported a number of poles leaning on Decatur Boulevard and Washington Opportunity.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Cops were on scene at power failures and downed devices and tree sites to monitor traffic and public security.
McCarran International Airport reported a delay overage of about 25 minutes on Saturday night, with incoming fights being held up until 10:30 p.m. at least due to the storms. Getting here flights were delayed too.
According to visitors in the area for the River Regatta, power was knocked out early at night on the Bullhead City side of the Laughlin area. Guests told FOX5 the elevators were without power and rooms had no other way to cool.
On Sunday morning, after thousands of valley residents were reported to have actually lacked power, NV Energy said they would be generating teams from their office in Reno, in addition to employees from Rocky Mountain Power in Utah, to assist accelerate repair work.
NV Energy teams have been out because the storm started to deal with repair work, inning accordance with a spokesperson with the power business. The representative added that valley citizens more than likely would not get full power up until Monday morning.
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