DISCUSSION: As we go back in time all the way to July 3rd, 1975, up to 3 inches of rain caused flash flooding throughout Las Vegas, NV. The main damage occurred to vehicles at Caesars Palace with approximately 700 damaged or destroyed with several cars found miles away. It is also worth noting that a heavy rainfall event in such a densely populated region is nearly always a recipe for disaster. Not to mention the fact that a short-lived, heavy rainfall event in a city as active as Las Vegas is and has been for decades only will add insult to injury. As shown in the photo above, the devastation felt across the city of Las Vegas in the wake of this major flash flooding event was immense. One can clearly see all the automobiles strewn in and around the roadways just outside of Caesar's Palace at the time. The photo is the parking lot for Caesars Palace on July 4th, 1975.
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