Thousands of attendees at the Burning Man festival in Nevada were stranded Saturday night after flooding from storms swept through the area. The Pershing County Sheriff's Office said one person had died at the festival, but offered no other details, KNSD-TV reported.

Organizers closed vehicular access to the festival and urged attendees to shelter in place and conserve food, water and other supplies. They said cellphone trailers were being dropped in several locations and that would briefly provide internet access overnight. Shuttle buses were also being organized to take attendees to Reno from the nearest town of Gerlach.

The Reno Gazette Journal reported that organizers started rationing ice sales and …

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