Mighty raging rivers cover much of Montana

Flooding continues to be a problem in much of Montana as rivers and streams continue to flow outside 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 notifying people that many roads in the northern part of the park were closed and then updated it with a press release stating that ALL ENTRANCE are closed due to rising waters. According to the press release:

In fact, in Park County, people have seen bridges come loose from their foundations and then washed away. This is of course an extremely dangerous situation and people should exercise the utmost caution and be alert.

Of course, several areas are struggling with flooding, including Red Lodge, which as you can see was hit hard in the videos below.

As you can see, the Red Lodge community has been hit hard. Here’s a video from Main Street to Red Lodge as the waters flow through town, followed by other videos that really show just how devastating these flood waters are.

Keep in mind that when approaching moving water, do not attempt to cross. The National Weather Service reminds people of the existence of TADD which stands for “Turn Around, Don’t Drown”. They also state that flooding is the second leading cause of death in terms of weather-related deaths.

Credit: Venuzia Marinho Araujo Beaudoin, Jackie Gerdts-Njos and Ryan Schrope

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