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Burning Man turns muddy following Friday storms, Palm Springs resident shares experience

Burning Man participants continued to shelter in place following Friday's stormy weather. More than 70,000 people were hit hard by winds and flooding.

Palm Springs resident Bob Bogard is there for his seventh burn. He arrived last Saturday and said conditions were beautiful for most of the event, but things took a turn Friday afternoon.

"It became so dusty, and it was raining, that we took shelter in the temple," said Bogard. "It poured all last night turning all of the dry clay into wet muck, which has been very problematic for most of the camps."

Bogard says seasoned burners know to expect harsh conditions and are still making the best of a difficult situation.

The temporary city in Nevada's Black Rock Desert is known for its annual art and effigy burns. Event organizers have postponed all burns, announcing access to the event is closed.

Driving is not permitted except for emergency vehicles. Camps have been asked to conserve resources in the meantime.

Event organizers continue to provide updates online.

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