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‘Flash flood chaser’ captures incredible footage after storms hit southern Utah

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Posted at 4:34 PM, Aug 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-07 18:34:37-04

Flash flood chaser David Rankin is an expert at tracking storms and catching the resulting floods on camera, and after a series of thunderstorms this week he has two new videos showing Mother Nature’s awesome power at work.

One video shot August 4 shows a massive flash flood near Grand Staircase, Utah. The footage was shot in Buckskin Wash, which drains into Buckskin Gulch. Rankin said two modest-sized floods joined to create one “monster” flood.

Another video shot the day before shows flooding on the Paria River.

Visit Rankin’s YouTube channel and website for more of his videos and photography. Flash flooding caused damage in Kanab this week, click here for details on the clean-up efforts.