It was a Thursday night in September and it had been raining incessantly for four straight days.
Sleeping residents along the banks of the Gallinas were awakened by the roaring of the waters. With the Gallinas overspilling its banks, a frantic evacuation ensued.
So began the worst recorded flood in Las Vegas history on the night of Sept. 29, 1904.
Although the damage sustained during last Friday’s flood were nowhere near as bad as in 1904 — 109 years ago — the similarities are noteworthy.
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