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Tornado-Like System Hit North Las Vegas

Strong winds tore the tiles off roofs, uprooted trees, damaged cars and caused a power outage in North Las Vegas Tuesday night.

The tornado-type system known as down burst winds hit a neighborhood near Simmons Street and Ann Road just after 11 p.m.

One group of North Las Vegas firefighters were in their fire station when the system hit, tearing tiles off the roof. The firefighters said it sounded like a train was on the roof.

No one was hurt in the system. The total cost of the damage is not known.  


Problems with Pipes at NLV Elementary School


The freezing temperatures have caused all kinds of trouble with pipes around southern Nevada.

The Clark County School District had to send a water truck to a school in North Las Vegas because of a broken or frozen water pipes Monday.

According to CCSD, students at Vincent Triggs Elementary School were given bottled water, and water truck was used to make sure the bathrooms could be used.

Weather Forces Classes to be Cancelled at Desert Rose High School

The wet weather is forcing the Clark County School District to cancel classes at Desert Rose High School in North Las Vegas.

Classes for both the regular high school and the adult program will be cancelled for Thursday. There will also be no classes Friday because of a district-wide professional development for teachers.

According to North Las Vegas Police, there are no roads closed in that section of the city. 

Rain Sweeps Across Southern Nevada

Rain Sweeps Across Southern Nevada

Pictures of rain and flooding have been pouring in all day from viewers around the Las Vegas Valley. Forecasters say southern Nevada should brace for another round between 8 and 11 p.m. Tuesday.

County Opens Cooling Stations for Hot Weekend

County Opens Cooling Stations for Hot Weekend

As temperatures are expected to reach or exceed 110 degrees this weekend, additional cooling stations will be open to the public in an effort to move the homeless and other individuals out of the heat, and to keep them hydrated.

The cooling stations are in addition to the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition’s Inclement Weather Shelter Program, which provides seasonal shelter on an as-needed basis. The program also provides funding for long-term day shelters during the summer.

The National Weather Service, in partnership with the Clark County Coroner and the Regional Initiatives Office, has developed a graduated heat index which shows when people are most vulnerable to the heat. When the weather reaches these “Extreme Weather” thresholds, cooling stations are made available to the homeless and others to provide a safe place to escape from the heat and receive water.