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This Is What Las Vegas Looks Like When It Floods

A wild storm with winds reaching 71 MPH hit Las Vegas on Friday, flooding parts of the Strip. As many as 33,000 people were affected by power outages.

Posted on July 22, 2013, at 1:12 p.m. ET

Severe thunderstorms hit Las Vegas Friday and Saturday.

Steve Marcus / Reuters

Winds reached 71 MPH at Nellis Air Force Base around 7 p.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Steve Marcus / Reuters

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported multiple buildings were struck by lightning.

#BREAKING PHOTO: Severe thunderstorm hits Las Vegas. Flash flooding on strip. http://t.co/vkU1RNfrsf

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#BREAKING PHOTO: Severe thunderstorm hits Las Vegas. Flash flooding on strip. http://t.co/vkU1RNfrsf

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Parts of the Strip were flooded.

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Clark County fire responded to multiple calls for water rescue on the Strip, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Crazy flash flooding on the strip!!!! #vegas

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Crazy flash flooding on the strip!!!! #vegas

And areas on the Strip as well as the Freemont Street Experience were without power following the storm.

Parking garage at Harrahs Las Vegas is a river!!

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Parking garage at Harrahs Las Vegas is a river!!

More rain is expected through Tuesday.

@AlexaFang: Round 2 of crazy storm in Las Vegas. Lightning at Caesars Palace. @AbsintheVegas

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@AlexaFang: Round 2 of crazy storm in Las Vegas. Lightning at Caesars Palace. @AbsintheVegas

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