VictoriaPark(Aug25)IIf you think it’s wet here (above is a shot of the northwest quadrant of Victoria Park tonight), the famous Burning Man arts festival that takes place each year in the Black Rock desert in northern Nevada has been forced to take emergency measures to deal with an unusual rain storm that has turned the festival site into a muddy quagmire.

Over 50,000 people typically attend the arts festival, which includes all sorts of wacky and weird creative activity highlighted by the ritual burning of a 40 foot plus effigy (the Burning Man). But for now the gates are shut and the festival is on hold. You can read more in this USA Today report.