- Video from Yellowstone shows the extreme flooding that swept through the national park.
- The floods caused roads to wash away and bridges to fail, officials said.
- All entrances to the park are closed until Wednesday at least, the park announced.
Aerial footage from Yellowstone National Park shows roads crumbling away from extreme flooding in the famed national park.
—Yellowstone National Park (@YellowstoneNPS) June 13, 2022
The video taken from a helicopter shows a raging river eroding away its banks, causing one section of the snaking road to fall into the churning waters.
Another video shows an entire house falling into the flood waters along the Yellowstone River and being washed away after the ground around it collapsed.
The floods caused “multiple road and bridge failures, mudslides and other issues,” according to a statement from the park’s superintendent Cam Sholly.
The flooding was caused by rain and snowmelt, according to the National Weather Service.
Water levels in the Yellowstone River were forecasted to crest at 12.6 feet, more than two feet above what’s considered the “flood stage,” KBZK Bozeman reported.
As water levels rose, all entrances to the park were closed from Monday until Wednesday at least, according to the national park’s Twitter account.
Park County, Montana, where a part of Yellowstone is located, said on Facebook that a shelter-in-place order was put in place for some of its residents and the flooding has made drinking water unsafe in “many areas.”
“Extensive flooding throughout Park County has washed out bridges, roads, and left communities and homes isolated,” the post said.
Evacuations and rescues for residents trapped by the floods were also underway, according to the post.