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Flash Floods are Serious Events

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Flash Floods are Serious Events

abc15.com/dpp/news/region_northern_az/lake_h…

Just picked up this news story. Pray for those involved.

Flash flooding is a serious issue. Those who fail to understand that and ignore warnings, put their lives at risk. For a tour bus operator to put passengers at risk is unconscionable.

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1. Re: Flash Floods are Serious Events

Yikes!! That must have been terrifying...a vehicle, even a tourist bus, can float in inches of water. Never enter a dip in the road that is flooded, I bet this driver wishes he had turned around and gone another way.

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Flash flood warnings for the south rim of the Grand Canyon and Indian Gardens were issued this afternoon (Sunday July 28th). Details are in the Flagstaff newspaper - I didn't copy the link because there will probably be an update this evening.

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It's not just drivers that need to be aware. If you see clouds, even on the horizon, do NOT hike into a slot canyon. That water can be pouring down miles from you and you can have clear skies. But when the water gets to you, you cannot outrun it. That is why it is called a flash flood.

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Glad to see that all bus passengers are safe. But this should be a lesson to all that summer flash floods are powerful and a threat, whether you are aware of nearby rain, or not.

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After being swept down the flood of water, she said, Razon determined it would be unsafe for the bus to float anymore. He then intentionally tilted the bus against an embankment so it would stop and passengers could escape through its roof. People inside the bus were able to climb out of the driver's side windows and walked to dry land.

Yeah right. I'm sure that is exactly where he intended the bus to go.Sounds like he got lucky.

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Im with you Rob! I'm thinking that from the moment the bus began to drift, Mother Nature and God took control. Bus drivers don't navigate anything in a flash flood.

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You know the sad thing is is when we have cars being flooded or swept away here in Tucson it's about 99% people who live here. It's rarely a visitor. I guess it's the old familiarity breeds contempt bit.

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Even roads in Death Valley NP are blocked because of flash floods right now and DV is supposed to be one of the driest places on the planet.

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