Heavy rains turned the floor of the Black Rock Desert, where the festival was held, into a mud puddle, leaving thousands stranded.
Organization officials, in their statement, stated that all roads at the entrance and exit points of Black Road city are closed and flights are not carried out, and advised the participants to stay where they are, to preserve food, water and gasoline, and to stay in warm places.
In the videos on social media, it is seen that people are stuck in mud, vehicles are difficult to move, and the event area has turned into a mud lake. Entrance and exit roads to the event were closed due to vehicles making the ground worse.
In the statement made by the Washoe Sheriff’s Office, it was warned that all roads leading to the event area are closed and those who go in this direction will be returned.
More rain is expected, officials said, adding that it may take a few days for the soil to dry enough for people to leave.
“We came here knowing that it is a place where we bring everything we need to survive. Therefore, we are all prepared for such a weather event,” said the website, which was launched by Burning Man to provide information on the latest developments. statements were included.
On the other hand, the authorities announced that the family of a person who lost his life during the rains was informed and an investigation was launched into the incident.
It was announced that the toilets in the festival area could not be emptied and therefore could not be used because the shuttle vehicles could not move through the mud.
Within the scope of the 9-day festival, attended by more than 70 thousand people every year, the visitors meet all their needs in the temporary city established in the middle of the desert.