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August 26, 2013
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Flooding hits Vegas after rain

LAS VEGAS — Drivers took detours Monday around roads closed by debris and torrential runoff from thunderstorms spawned by the remnants of a tropical storm that also forced the rescue of people stuck in stalled vehicles. Las Vegas officials estimated storm damage at more than $300,000 and said most problems were in the northwest part of the city. There were no immediate reports of injuries or buildings damaged, but fire officials reported making 18 swift-water rescues between 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Fire spokesman Tim Szymanski said most of the incidents involved vehicles stuck in deep water. A flood …

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