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Water runs down highway near Death Valley as ‘unprecedented’ rainfall causes flash flooding

Severe flooding caused by “unprecedented amounts of rain” resulted in the closure of all roads in and out of Death Valley National Park (DVNP) on Friday August 5, officials said. park officials. Up to 1,000 people, including 500 visitors and 500 park staff, were stranded in the park, officials said. “No injuries to staff or visitors were reported,” DVNP officials said. “About sixty cars, belonging to visitors and staff, are buried under several feet of debris at the Death Valley Inn.” Footage released by Caltrans District 9 shows water flowing down State Route 190 near Death Valley, the transportation authority said. Credit: Caltrans District 9 via Storyful

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