Torrential rain floods entire Death Valley


Flash floods leave 1,000 people stranded in California’s Death Valley National Park

About 1,000 people were stranded in California’s Death Valley National Park, prompting a temporary closure after flash floods triggered by record rainfall on Friday in one of the hottest and driest places on earth. They were forced to, park officials said. At the Inn at Death Valley, a historic luxury hotel near the park’s headquarters in Furnace Creek, a gushing oasis near the Nevada border, about 60 vehicles of park visitors and staff were piled up in several feet of debris, according to the park. buried in in a statement. The floodwaters were unleashed on Furnace Creek by a torrential downpour that brought him 1.46 inches (3.7 cm) of rain. This nearly matches his previous daily record of 1.47 inches, measured from the 1988 downpour, said park spokesperson Amy Wines.