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Nevada Rains Turns Burning Man 2023 Into A Complete Mess

Torrential downpours of rain in Nevada have turned the Burning Man 2023 festival into a complete mess and disaster. Burning Man is an annual event that takes place on a dry lake bed in the Black Rock Desert. There is no infrastructure as the purpose is to leave the place spotless or in better condition than before the party arrives. This creates a makeshift “city” of RVs, campers, and tents that are supposed to be self-sufficient throughout the duration of the arts and music event. The rain that inundated the area turned the dry lake bed into a muddy mess with nearly the consistency of quicksand. It is impossible to drive most vehicles on top of the mud as they will most certainly get stuck. Nearly 70,000 people were reportedly trapped before escape routes were created by people on the outside.

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Thousands still stranded at Burning Man after torrential rain – YouTube

Burning Man: What to Know About the Mud and Flooding – The New York Times

Burning Man flooding: What happened to stranded festivalgoers? – ABC News

Preparations for Burning Man: How organizers told festivalgoers to prepare for heavy rain | CNN

These celebs walked miles in the mud to leave Burning Man 2023

Burning Man festival exodus begins through drying mud | Reuters

Burning Man 2023 Attendees Document Wildly Differing Experiences

Burning Man attendees roadblocked by climate activists: ‘They have a privileged mindset’ | Burning Man festival | The Guardian

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