(Watch) Alert: Powerful Raging Rivers Cover Much Of Montana
Flooding continues to be a problem across a large portion of Montana as rivers and streams continue to flow outside of their banks. There are several reports and videos from spots all over the state and they all have one thing in common, raging water and lots of it.
To add to the problem, the National Weather Service is calling for more rain today and tomorrow for much of Montana.
Earlier today, Yellowstone National Park sent out a press release letting folks know that many of the roads in the northern part of the park were shut down and later updated that with a press release that stated that ALL ENTRANCES are closed due to high-rising waters. According to the press release:
"All entrances to Yellowstone National Park CLOSED temporarily due to heavy flooding, rockslides, extremely hazardous conditions"
In fact, over in Park County folks witnessed bridges being busted from their foundations and then being swept away. This of course is an extremely dangerous situation and folks should use the utmost caution and be on alert.
Of course, several areas are battling flood waters including Red Lodge, which as you can see has been hit hard in the videos below.
As you can see, the community of Red Lodge has been hit hard. Here is a video of Main Street in Red Lodge as the waters flow through the town, followed by other videos that really show just how devastating these flood waters are.
Keep in mind that when you approach moving water, please do not attempt to cross. The National Weather Service reminds folks about TADD which stands for "Turn Around, Don't Drown". They also state that flooding is the second leading cause of death when it comes to weather-related fatalities.
Credit: Venuzia Marinho Araujo Beaudoin, Jackie Gerdts-Njos, and Ryan Schrope