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High winds cause damage in Las Vegas area

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High winds cause damage in Las Vegas area

By Molly Waldron. CREATED May 7, 2012

 Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- High winds sweeping through the Valley caused damage to businesses and power outages at homes on Monday afternoon. 

The first report of damage came from a building on Flamingo near Eastern at about 3:30 p.m. A spokesperson for Clark County said the structure lost tiles from the roof and the building appeared to be unoccupied.

A dollar store near Flamingo and Owens also suffered wind damage.

Property owners in North Las Vegas reported damage to their homes at about the same time.

NV Energy confirmed 2,000 customers in North Las Vegas lost power after a power line went down during the wind gusts.

Crews were able to quickly restore power to most customers, and continued working into the evening to ensure all customers were with power.

If you're seeing wind damage in your area, post a photo on our Facebook page or email Desk@KTNV.com.