A flash flood is a sudden flood that is usually caused by heavy rains. It’s a powerful beauty if you’re lucky enough to safely witness one — like this flash flood captured in Johnson Canyon, Utah.
The video was filmed by David Rankin from Rankinstudios. He captures flash floods for a hobby and warns that caution should be taken if ever you decide to be adventurous and capture one of these beautiful flash floods yourself.
At first, you see the water spouts down at a slow but scary pace. Watch as the water carries sticks, dirt and mud with ease. Watch as the cameraman shows the fierceness of the flash flood from different angles. The water gushes down the stream moving and collecting anything in its path.
The width of the flood gets bigger as it travels downwards. The cameraman does a good job capturing the flood as it flows down rocks creating a dirty and ferocious waterfall effect.
Flash floods can be caused by a number of things, including spring thawing, heavy rains, or snow melt runoffs. Flash floods can be extremely dangerous and are unfortunately the most widespread disaster, apart from wildfires. No areas are safe from flash floods. They can even bring walls of water from 10 to 20 feet high.
Although beautiful, flash floods are incredibly powerful, they can take away a car with as little as two feet of water.
It is recommended that to stay safe during a flash flood, go to the highest ground possible. Because you never know what’s in the water, be sure to wash yourself off you come in contact with the water.
In the video, the water flowing under the bridge is so forceful that it brings down sticks, tires, and a whole lot of mud. Extremely scary!
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