Burning Man Festival Tells Attendees To Shelter In Place, Conserve Food After Rainstorm

This year’s Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada became quite the experience for festival goers after a heavy rainstorm hit the area.

The rainstorm brought ankle-deep mud to the region, with vehicles stopped from traveling in or out of the region due to the treacherous conditions. A nearby airport meanwhile remains closed as well, while shows at the event have been cancelled as a result of the conditions.

The conditions are a result of receiving an estimated 0.8 inches of rain overnight, which amounts to two to three months of rainfall for the region typically. Further showers meanwhile are slated to continue Saturday night and throughout Sunday. Flood watches meanwhile remain in effect just east of the city.

Those that are on site already have been told to shelter in place and conserve food and water due to the conditions.

The festival is a week long event running from August 28 to September 5, with more than 70,000 attendees estimated for this year.

And while traffic is blocked heading into and out of the annual temporary city, it hasn’t stopped some attendees from making their own great escape.

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