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

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By Steve Gorman (Reuters) – Flash flooding triggered by a near-record downpour on Friday over one of the hottest, driest spots on Earth has stranded nearly 1,000 people inside California’s Death Valley National Park and forced its temporary closure, park officials said. About 60 cars belonging to park visitors and staff were buried in several feet of debris at the Inn at Death Valley, an historic luxury hotel near the park headquarters in Furnace Creek, site of a spring-fed oasis near the Nevada border, the park said in a statement. Floodwaters also pushed trash dumpsters into parked cars, sho…

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