LAS VEGAS, NV (CBS) -- Warm weather is forecast today in Las Vegas. That is welcome relief, after Tuesday's torrential downpours left parts of the city underwater after flash floods washed out roads, stranded motorists, and left thousands without power there.
In this case, the rain did keep the postman from his appointed rounds. Their creed doesn't say anything about getting the mail through during a monsoon.
It's already been one of the wettest Septembers on record in Las Vegas and while the flood canals did their job around the casinos, the rest of Vegas was wringing itself out.
Rain falling at an inch an hour caused flash floods, even mud slides, left some commuters wading for home or worse. At least a dozen people had to be rescued from their waterlogged cars. Thirteen-thousand people were without power.
Many were left watching helplessly in their driveways, reluctant tenants of sudden waterfront property.
Flash floods are nothing new to the southwest, especially during the monsoon season. In Southern Utah, a dike near the town of Santa Clara gave way sending floodwaters through downtown. Evacuations had been ordered moments before and there were no reported injuries.
But back in Vegas, there were those who still didn't take the danger seriously.
A rushing torrent of water proved a tempting dare for a group of teenagers. None were hurt, but for one, it was a close call. Even in Vegas, Mother Nature still holds all the cards.