Utah Family Films Flash Flood in Zion National Park Overtaking Their Vehicle

Utah Family Films Flash Flood in Zion National Park Overtaking Their Vehicle

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Utah Family Films Flash Flood in Zion National Park Overtaking Their Vehicle

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“It was a terrifying situation to be in with our kids but thankfully we’re all ok. With the help of the other people stuck in their cars and RVs, we all helped dig each other out over the course of a few hours using one shovel, our bare hands, and one ratchet strap.”

Gnarly video of a family in Utah documenting a flash flood as it overtook their vehicle in Zion National Park. Scary situation to say the least. If they were setting out for a memorable family excursion, they definitely accomplished that.

We drove to Zion from our campground in Kanab using the East Entrance. It started raining when we got through the tunnel. We pulled into the visitor center parking lot for oversized vehicles/RVs near the South Entrance by Springdale to wait out the rain.

We parked and it was only a few short minutes before we noticed the water was rapidly rising. Before we knew it, we were caught in a flash flood and stuck in our truck. We couldn’t pull forward because of the car in front of us and we couldn’t reverse because boulders, logs, and mud had lodged themselves under and behind our truck.

It was a terrifying situation to be in with our kids but thankfully we’re all ok. With the help of the other people stuck in their cars and RVs, we all helped dig each other out over the course of a few hours using one shovel, our bare hands, and one ratchet strap.

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