Living Down Under In Las Vegas (Video)
In 2016, the population of Las Vegas and surrounding areas is over 2,000,000 people. The population migration to the area continues. In addition to the permanent residents, over 42,000,000 visitors will fill the hotels and venues to increase the daily population of the area.
What is relatively unknown, is the exact population of the “other” Las Vegas, the city that exists not within the city, but below the city, down under. There exists a 600 mile network of flood tunnels that is home to hundreds of homeless residents. Some of these makeshift homesteads are located directly below the Strip and its luxurious hotels.
Some of these tunnel dwellers have work while others scavenge or beg for their survival needs. While people are enjoying all that the Strip offers, others, directly below them are living a life of poverty. In some news reports and videos, it can be seen that some of these under dwellers actually have bedroom furniture and more. To them, it is home. Some are happy to be there, off the grid so to speak. Others, have no choice. Las Vegas is not a place that is kind toward the homeless.
The tunnels are cold, wet, and dangerous. It’s a problem the city and county will have to address at some point.
Watch the video below to learn more about this life down under.