Death Valley National Park

Record rainfall Friday trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park 

There were no immediate reports of injuries but roughly 60 vehicles were buried in mud and debris and about 500 visitors... 

The Furnace Creek portion of the park along the California-Nevada state boundary received 1.46 inches (3.71 cm) of rain.

Since 1936, the only single day with more rain was April 15, 1988, when 1.47 inches (3.73 centimeters) fell, park officials said.

“Entire trees and boulders were washing down,” said John Sirlin, a photographer for an Arizona-based adventure company...

“The noise from some of the rocks coming down the mountain was just incredible,” he said in a phone interview...

This week, the park, which is 120 miles (193 kilometers) northeast of Las Vegas, had another big flood before the storm.

Friday’s rain started around 2 a.m., according to Sirlin, who lives in Chandler, Arizona, and has been visiting the park...