1,000 year flood rips apart Death Valley roads leaving visitors stranded

Important Takeaways:

  • Death Valley roads ripped apart during ‘once in a 1,000-year’ flood
  • The hottest place on Earth was doused with a year’s worth of rain in just three hours on Friday, stranding more than 1,000 people as floodwaters washed out roads and buried vehicles in debris.
  • “Rain this weekend was a historic event,” the National Park Service (NPS) said. “Park roads are expected to remain closed for days to months depending on the severity of damage.”
  • Park officials estimated about 60 vehicles had been buried in debris from the flash flooding, with roughly 500 visitors and 500 park employees stranded. No injuries were reported.

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