Dozens Rescued as Yellowstone Floods Rip Through Montana

Dozens Rescued as Yellowstone Floods Rip Through Montana

DOZENS Rescued From Natural Disaster That’s Reshaping Their Home Forever

( – Severe weather is taking a toll on Yellowstone National Park, which could permanently change some of the landscape. The national park comprises 2.2 million acres of land in Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Over seven days, torrential rain, combined with already swollen tributaries due to snowmelt, caused unprecedented flooding throughout the region and forced over 10,000 visitors to flee Yellowstone National Park.

On Tuesday, June 14, Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) declared a statewide disaster. The US Geological Survey reported the Yellowstone River rose from 6 feet, reaching 15 feet in depth, with nearly half of the rise occurring within 24 hours — breaking record levels at several points.

The government said the northern part of the park received extensive damage, including road and bridge failures, mudslides, rockslides, power failures, and other issues.

In addition to creating infrastructure problems, the flooding caused damage to homes and other buildings. The National Guard airlifted 87 people to safety over 41 hours in southern Montana. Members said they were circling over the park and surrounding communities to help evacuate visitors and residents left stranded by the severe flooding.

On Thursday morning, the government began canceling flood warnings along parts of the Yellowstone River. Fortunately, there have been no reports of injuries or deaths.

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