LOS ANGELES — Death Valley National Park, famous for its parched, otherworldly landscapes, closed completely Friday because of historic rainfall and flash flooding. About 500 visitors and 500 staff members were stuck in the park after the closures, with no major injuries reported, though about 60 vehicles were damaged.

The park experienced "unprecedented amounts of rainfall" of 1.46 inches measured at Furnace Creek, which caused substantial flooding. The rainfall total is in line with the previous daily record of 1.47 inches.

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