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Old 08-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
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When they say flash flood warning........

better pay attention. This video was taken in southern Utah 40 miles from the storm. Very interesting for sure.

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Amazing Flash Flood / Debris Flow Southern Utah HD - YouTube
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Old 08-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
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I thought Elkmont was impressive

I spent the summer at Elmont National Park and thought the campground river/creek rising 4 to 5 feet with an afternoon showerr that lasted one hour was impressive. Well, it was just in a different and powerful way. Be safe around that water and waterways no matter where you are.

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Trippy how the leading edge of it doesn't even appear to be wet. I notice that the videographer a) doesn't take care to observe from higher ground and b) ran off and left his wife at one point. Two things likely to lead to trouble!
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:00 PM   #4
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Yikes!
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Am I the only one who thinks he's nuts to be standing down in the riverbed with that coming towards him? Ah, the over-confidence of youth!
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:53 PM   #6
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Am I the only one who thinks he's nuts to be standing down in the riverbed with that coming towards him? Ah, the over-confidence of youth!
I totally agree with you but, I am a day and a half older......paula
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Hmmm, we have a potential future candidate for the Darwin Awards. That was plain crazy!
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #8
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Right? That kind of thing can kill you.
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Reminds me of the tornado followers that were killed a few months ago. Remeber the TV commercial a while back "IT'S NOT NICE TO FOOL MOTHER NATURE". I believe in that.

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These people are nuts. My family and I were camping in the hill country of Texas. We had a flash flood that brought a 30 ft wall of water down the river. It took cars, houses and concrete bridges in it's path. We were fortunate to be able to get out in time.
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We had a flood wipe out our town, 350 homes, 71 businesses including mine with 52" of flood water that only took 30minutes to do the damage. I rebuilt as did most businesses, took 3 months, the power of water is never something to toy with.
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Been thru lots of hurricanes in Louisiana.

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These people are nuts. My family and I were camping in the hill country of Texas. We had a flash flood that brought a 30 ft wall of water down the river. It took cars, houses and concrete bridges in it's path. We were fortunate to be able to get out in time.
Where I grew up in southwest Oklahoma, the Red River only flows when there's a flash flood. Most of the year, it's a trickle a yard wide and an inch deep, in a riverbed twenty feet deep and a quarter mile wide. But come a flash flood, and it's over its banks. And over the bridges.
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Where I grew up in southwest Oklahoma, the Red River only flows when there's a flash flood. Most of the year, it's a trickle a yard wide and an inch deep, in a riverbed twenty feet deep and a quarter mile wide. But come a flash flood, and it's over its banks. And over the bridges.
The spring thaws do a number on the Missisippi and Atchafalaya... The Morganza Spillway, a massive undertaking still "works" today.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morganza_Spillway
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