I'm not sure a weather radio would have helped those folks. I read that area is very remote, lots of canyons and tall trees, cell service is spotty at best so maybe they could have got a warning, maybe not. It's also a primative camping area, mostly tent campers, some cabins and a few rv's.
The weather service did put a warning out but apparently the campers never received the warning. The waters rose as much as 8' per hour and were estimated at 25' when they peaked. All this happened somewhere around 3 and 4 am.
I have a weather radio with battery back up. I will definitely have it with me whenever I camp from now on.
Gary & Trish
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