Record Rain in Winnemucca, Flood Warning

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A flood warning remains in effect through the weekend in northeast Nevada after a spring storm packing winds up to 70 mph (113 kph) dumped record rain on parts of the state and left tens of thousands of southern Nevadans in the dark for several hours.

The winds toppled power lines Thursday afternoon onto cars in Las Vegas, where some area casinos reported minor damage.

One person was treated for minor injuries when a temporary wall collapsed at a Monte Carlo hotel-casino food court construction site at about 4 p.m. Thursday, said Yvette Monet, a spokeswoman for MGM Resorts International. At the Palms Casino Resort, spokeswoman Lori Nelson says windows were damaged in three unoccupied storage rooms in one high-rise tower west of the Las Vegas Strip.

The National Weather Service raised the flood forecast from minor to moderate severity on Friday along the Humboldt River in Imlay about 130 miles (209 kilometers) east of Reno along Interstate 80 where it’s expected to continue to rise above flood stage into next week.

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