Zero Injuries Reported after Death Valley Flood

The park superintendent is assessing extensive infrastructure damage.

Flash flooding stranded approximately 500 park visitors and 500 park workers in Death Valley National Park last week, with mud flows trapping cars and flood debris damaging and blocking roads to and from Death Valley hotels. The U.S. Navy and California Highway Patrol began conducting helicopter searches on Saturday to look for any stranded individuals but found none. 

The National Park Service reported that no one was injured, but Death Valley park roads sustained extensive damage. Park employees have been assessing the land since the flood waters receded, but said it will take a few more days to fully assess the damage and even longer to reopen the park. “With the severity and wide-spread nature of this rainfall it will take time to rebuild and reopen everything,” park superintendent Mike Reynolds said in a statement.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the director and officials in the National Park Service as they handle the flooding and assess damages.
  • For Superintendent Reynolds as he seeks to ensure the safety of the park visitors.
  • That park visitors would be cautious about entering the park and avoid damaged roads.

Sources: AP, Reuters


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