(KRON) — Heavy rains have left hundreds of individuals stranded on the Burning Man pageant within the Nevada desert, together with one resident from the Bay Space.
Thick, ankle-deep mud from heavy rains have made it troublesome for pageant goers to drive out of the positioning, together with San Francisco Satisfaction Govt Director Suzanne Ford.
“I used to be going to go away yesterday. I hoped I used to be going to go away in the present day, nevertheless it rained once more this afternoon so I’m most likely not going to get out of right here till tomorrow evening perhaps,” Ford mentioned.
The desert was hit with about two to 3 months value of rain within the span of 24 hours between Friday and Saturday morning.
Occasion organizers closed the roads, however some folks nonetheless tried to go away on foot or by massive automobile. Those that stayed have been informed to shelter in place and preserve meals, water and gas.
“We’re conserving slightly bit. We’re not consuming as many snacks in the present day as we could have. We’re conserving our water. We’re checking to ensure we’ve got sufficient propane,” Ford mentioned.
Competition officers are hoping to reopen the highway Monday morning. “I’ll say I survived the 2023 Burning Man flood,” Ford mentioned.
The Pershing County Sheriff’s Workplace is investigating a demise that occurred through the rain occasion, however it’s at the moment unknown whether or not or not the particular person died from the rain.