This is why they call it a flash flood: one minute there’s nothing, the next minute your life is in danger.
Here’s a powerful reminder of the force that Mother Nature can unleash. Watch the video to see a placid creek become a raging flood in moments.
Caution: strong language in the video.
Watch just above and to the right of the bridge at the 10-second mark and you can begin to see movement. Suddenly, trees and shrubs in the gulch are being pounded by water.
At 18 seconds, the camera operator zooms in at the perfect time to see the deluge begin to pass the bridge.
Can you imagine getting caught in the power of that flow?