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Second West Nile case reported in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman has contracted the West Nile virus, the second case reported this year by the Southern Nevada Health District.

The woman, who is under the age of 50, has the more serious neuroinvasive form of the illness and has been hospitalized, according to a health district news release. The hospital was not specified.

The first case this year was reported in April. That victim, a woman over 50, has since recovered. That case also involved the more serious form of the illness.

No cases were reported in Southern Nevada in 2018. ... Read More

LIVE: 20th anniversary of major flood – Clark County Flood Control District news conference

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Flood Control District is holding a news conference at 10 a.m. This is the anniversary of the 100-year flood that occurred on this day 20 years ago and caused devastation in parts of the Las Vegas Valley... Read More

No sign of monsoon storms yet.

No monsoon thunderstorms insight for us on this July Monday morning, just staying dry and breezy. The bonus is below normal temps, too, but those won’t last for long. as highs will reach near 110 by the end of the week! Sherry’s #WeatherNOW forecast explains how the monsoon weather pattern will look over the desert once it arrives... Read More

Flood devastation in 1999: PHOTO GALLERY

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Dramatic photos show the damage caused in the Miracle Mile flood of 1999... Read More

LIVE: What you need to know about surviving deadly flooding

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — It’s monsoon season in Southern Nevada which means residents should be prepared for potentially deadly flash flooding. The season runs from July to mid-September.

In our special: Prepping for the Monsoon, Weather Anchor Sherry Swensk and Traffic Anchor Nate Tannenbaum talk with Metro’s Search and Rescue about the deadly consequences of flash flooding in the Las Vegas Valley... Read More

Prepping for the monsoon: weather balloons!

8NewsNow’s daylong look at Prepping For The Monsoon started with Nate Tannenbaum at the Las Vegas office of the National Weather Service.

He showed us how old-school technology – weather balloons – help understand monsoon storms, but are also part of weather data collection all around the world every day... Read More

Ridgecrest community in recovery mode following earthquake

LAS VEGAS (KLAS-TV) – Communities in southern California are now on the road to recovery Sunday after being hit hard by a massive earthquake on Friday.

Ridgecrest residents are receiving good news from first responders and firefighters. The towns police chief says there are damage assessments being conducted with water systems inspections and all roads in good condition.

8 News Now reporter Orko Manna has the story from Ridgecrest, California... Read More