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Strong winds cause damage, fallen trees as storm hits Las Vegas valley

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- A fast-moving storm made its way across the Las Vegas valley Saturday afternoon, causing fallen trees and damage to buildings, homes, and roadways. Strong winds were felt all over, according to many 8 News Now viewers.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued until 2:45 p.m. Saturday for parts of Clark County, including Las Vegas and Henderson, according to the National Weather Service.

Wind gusts of 50-70 mph were reported in some areas.

  • Damage near Charleston and Decatur.Courtesy: Valerie Gonzalez
  • Fallen tree and trampoline in a residential area near Eldora Avenue and Buffalo Drive. Courtesy: Christian Hill
  • Damage to tree, treehouse at home near Eldora and Buffalo. Courtesy: Kate Houston
  • Movie screen damaged at West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In. Courtesy: Sheridan Wallace
  • Movie screen damaged at West Wind Las Vegas Drive-In. Courtesy: Sheridan Wallace
  • Fallen tree pictured in the roadway near Commerce Street and Ann Road
  • Fallen tree pictured in residential area near Mountain Vista Street and Flamingo Road. Courtesy: Willie St. Clair
  • Downed traffic light at Charleston and Torrey Pines. Courtesy: Desiree Reeb
  • Tree down at Rita Suites on Desert Inn Road, near Paradise Road. Courtesy: Lucas Wright
  • Carport down at an apartment complex in the west side, near Boca Park. Courtesy: Laura
  • Courtesy: Brandon Flanery
  • Courtesy: Lindsey Moore
  • Courtesy: NWS Vegas, Twitter

Around 2:45 p.m., NV Energy's map showed more than 200 reported outages were affecting nearly 40,000 people.

Peak wind gusts summary. Courtesy: National Weather Service

Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says it has received some weather-related calls, mostly electrical. Below are some of the calls the department has received today:

  • A bouncy house with kids inside blew atop a house on the westside. Crews arrived and found kids were safe in the house
  • Traffic light pole down in the intersection of W. Charleston & Torrey Pines
  • A partial roof torn off a strip mall on W. Charleston Blvd

#FASTALERT 13-Feb-2021 02:38 pm,
Traffic signal power outage Blue Diamond at Dean Martin Drive,
Traffic signal dark, treat as 4-way stop

— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) February 13, 2021

There is a wind advisory in effect until 4 a.m. Sunday.

8 News Now Meteorologist Sally Jaramillo reports a fast moving weather system will bring widespread strong winds to the Mojave Desert and southern Great Basin region through this evening along with areas of blowing dust.

A few light showers are possible across the Sierra, southern Nevada and northwest Arizona.

Additional disturbances will bring another shot of wind on Tuesday along with periods of mid and high clouds.  

STORM DAMAGE pic.twitter.com/FlSU40OCkI

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) February 13, 2021

@NVEnergy is EXTREMELY busy, be patient. Over 200 locations report outage & more calls coming in to 9-1-1, STAY AWAY from downed wires, NEVER try to put out an electrical fire, numerous traffic signals OUT - 4-way stop. WIND ADVISORY till 4AM. Severe storm warning-EXPIRED pic.twitter.com/OCU2f3JxNX

— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) February 13, 2021

This is a developing story.