California’s Death Valley National Park was hit with nearly an inch and a half of rain on Friday. The extreme weather triggered flash floods that closed all roads and stranded about 1,000 visitors and workers.
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Flash flooding stranded park visitors and washed out roads after the national park experienced the second-wettest day in its recorded history.
In this photo provided by the National Park Service, cars are stuck in mud and debris from flash flooding at The Inn at Death Valley in Death Valley National Park, Calif., Friday, Aug. 5, 2022. Heavy rainfall triggered flash flooding that closed several roads in Death Valley National Park on Friday near the California-Nevada line. The National Weather Service reported that all park roads had been closed after 1 to 2 inches of rain fell in a short amount of time. (National Park Service via AP) He
An incredible amount of rain flooded Death Valley National Park, closing roads in and out of the park and stranding as many as 500 vehicles. (Video Courtesy Rigo Avina)
Video of a flooded parking lot at Death Valley National Park. (Video Courtesy Rigo Avina)
Around 1,000 got trapped inside Death Valley National Park this weekend after a monsoonal storm drenched the area with rain.
Heavy rains flooded local communities on Friday.
A thunderstorm brought heavy rain and moderate flooding to Howell Township, New Jersey, on the evening of Friday, August 5.The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning and a severe thunderstorm warning for the region on Friday, predicting heavy winds, possible hail, and accumulation of water on roads.John Napoli, a Howell resident, shared footage of intense rainfall that he said resembled a hurricane. According to his personal rainfall tracker, slightly over four inches of rain came down in his area and “significantly overflowed” a nearby stream.“Well this is one way to end a drought,” Napoli wrote on Twitter. Credit: John Napoli via Storyful
While much of the United States is kicking off this weekend with heavy rain, extreme heat and even tornadoes, one area will experience the country's first winter storm warning of the season. Early Friday morning, the National Weather Service in Fairbanks, Alaska, issued a winter storm warning in the Brooks Range and a portion of the Alaskan North Slope. This is the first winter storm warning to be issued anywhere in the United States this snow season, which officially began on July 1. The signif
It has been more than a month since the last tropical storm, Colin.
Several wildfires are burning across eastern Washington, scorching about 45,000 acres. Fire officials said they have made some progress in getting the Vantage Highway Fire under control, but said there are still a lot of unburned areas that could further fuel the fire. The Vantage Highway Fire flared up Monday and has burned at least 30,000 acres.
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A tornado was to blame for the destruction on Smith Island, the National Weather Service confirmed Friday. Several homes and buildings were damaged.
Hundreds of visitors were trapped in Death Valley National Park when flooding forced the closure of all roads into and out of the park on Aug. 5.
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STORY: About 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff were buried under several feet of debris at the Inn at Death Valley, an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters in Furnace Creek, the site of a spring-fed oasis near the Nevada border, the park said in a statement.Floodwaters also pushed trash dumpsters into parked cars, shoved vehicles into each other, and swamped many facilities, some hotel rooms and business offices, it said.No injuries were reported. But about 500 visitors and 500 park staff were temporarily unable to leave the park because all roads into and out of Death Valley were closed, according to the statement. After work by emergency crews, authorities escorted the cars out of the area.Authorities are conducting aerial searches for stranded motorists but said they have not received reports of stranded cars, Death Valley National Park wrote on its Facebook page.They expect to reopen a particularly damaged area of Highway 190 by Tuesday (August 9).The flooding was unleashed by a torrential shower that dumped 1.46 inches of rain at Furnace Creek, nearly matching the previous daily record there of 1.47 inches measured from a downpour in 1988, park spokesperson Amy Wines said.
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Southwest District Health is telling recreationists they should use extra precaution if they choose to eat fish from this body of water.
A flood watch is up for DeKalb and McHenry counties, where up to 2 inches of rain has already fallen.
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Multiple wildfires are burning around Oregon that have brought recreation closures to popular areas including Diamond Peak and Waldo Lake.
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France on Sunday braced for a fourth heatwave this summer as its worst drought on record left parched villages without safe drinking water and farmers warned of a looming milk shortage in the winter. Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne's office has set up a crisis team to tackle a drought that has forced scores of villages to rely on water deliveries by truck, prompted state-run utility EDF to curb nuclear power output and stressed crops. National weather agency Meteo France said it was the worst drought since records began in 1958 and that the drought was expected to worsen until at least the middle of the month.