Flash flood warning expires for northeast Clark County; water rescues in Logandale


CLARK COUNTY, Nev. (KLAS) — The flash flood warning for far northeast Clark County has expired. It encompassed Moapa, Logandale and Overton.

Travel in the affected region is highly discouraged at this time. As always, the rule is “turn around, don’t drown.” If you see floodwaters, do not attempt to drive through them.

Water rescues and flooding were reported in Logandale. The National Weather Service Las Vegas office said major flows down the Muddy River and heavy rainfall resulted in at least two rescues, flooded roadways and power outages.

Evacuations and sand bag operations were reported in Logandale and Overton, according to the Clark County Fire Department. This is what prompted the warning’s extension earlier.

Earlier Tuesday night, an airport weather warning was issued for McCarran International Airport, due to expected wind gusts of 40 mph and higher in the terminal area.

8 News Now Chief Meteorologist Tedd Florendo says there will be scattered thunderstorms in our area through Wednesday and isolated Thursday. They will be capable of producing gusty winds, lightning and flash flooding.

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Storms in the mountains produced 30-40 mph wind gusts, moving west to east through the valley. High humidity and dew points allowed for better chances of storms and downpours through the evening.

8 News Now will continue to bring you the latest alerts, watches and warnings as the weather progresses.

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