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LIVE: Tedd Florendo and Sally Jaramillo

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Monsoon season has arrived in the Las Vegas Valley which means there is the potential for heavy rainstorms and potential flooding.

Weather Anchors Tedd Florendo and Sally Jaramillo will be doing a Facebook live at 2 p.m. if you have any questions you would like answered... Read More

Horse put down after trailer hit in east Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a horse had to be euthanized after its trailer was hit by another vehicle in Las Vegas.

Police say the collision happened Sunday around 6 p.m. around Lake Mead Boulevard and Christy Lane.

They say a Chevrolet Silverado ran a red light and hit a horse trailer attached to a Chevrolet Suburban.

The impact led to the horse being thrown from the trailer.

Police spokesman Lt. Alan Larsen says a veterinarian had to put the animal down because of the extent of its injuries.

It’s not yet known if the Silverado driver will face charges. There are no signs that impairment was a factor... Read More

UNR students adjust after explosion rips through dorm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Students who lived at a University of Nevada, Reno, dormitory building that was heavily damaged by an explosion tried to pick up the pieces this weekend even as they prepared for exams.

Emma Spingler, 19, told the Reno Gazette Journal she was missing things like her study notes, laptops and clothing left behind when she fled the building on Friday.

A HUGE thank you to the community for supporting the approximately 200 students affected by the Argenta Hall explosion Friday. The response has been overwhelming and the students sincerely appreciate it. pic.twitter.com/tZOdh3sPsK... Read More

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein charged with molesting dozens of girls

NEW YORK (AP) — Eleven years after letting Jeffrey Epstein off lightly with a secret deal, federal prosecutors made another run at putting the billionaire financier behind bars on sex charges, accusing him Monday of abusing dozens of underage girls as young as 14.

The 66-year-old hedge fund manager who once socialized with some of the world’s most powerful people was charged in a newly unsealed indictment with sex trafficking and conspiracy and could get up to 45 years in prison.

Prosecutors said the evidence included a “vast trove” of hundreds or even thousands of lewd photographs of young women or girls, discovered in a search of his New York mansion... Read More

Virtual Experience: What’s it like to be caught in a car during a flood

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — On a day that is hard to forget for first responders in the Las Vegas Valley, the regional flood control district launched a new virtual reality experience for drivers.

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE: Car caught in flood

On July 8, 1999, three inches of rain fell in just two hours causing major flooding around the valley and killing two people.

A lot has changed since then and much progress has been made in the past two decades on the county’s master plan to prevent the kind of flooding seen in 1999. The plan is more than 75 percent complete and there are now 100 detention basins spread across the valley. Another 36 will be built.

The county launched a new virtual experience. It’s a 360-degree video that puts you behind the wheel of a car that gets swept away in a flash flood. ... Read More

Floods inflicted havoc as Las Vegas grew out of the desert

The monsoon season brings flash flood warnings, when a storm in one part of the valley can produce runoff that disrupts neighborhoods miles away.

A trickle in a wash can grow to several feet deep in a matter of minutes, and overflowing gutters can make streets impassable.

But imagine the scene 100 years ago, when there were no flood channels in place, and no paved roads at all. The headlines of the day: Train tracks washed out, telegraph lines down, entire bridges washed away.

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That kind of news fills accounts that preceded official record-keeping on floods in 1975. That was the year the Flamingo Wash flooded, carrying cars through the Caesars Palace parking lot in the area that is now the Forum Shops... Read More

FEMA maps show flood data nationwide

An interactive produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency allows you to look up past flood incidents by county.

See the interactive below, and select the state you want to see in the pop-up menu. You can look at information for Clark County, or look up other places around the country.

And if you’re wondering about flood risks around your house, you can put in your address on this page to see a map with notes.

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