Yellowstone National Park is closing after heavy rains and flooding

Yellowstone National Park is closing after heavy rains and flooding

This Wednesday, June 15, the authorities of Yellowstone National Parkbased in Montana, United States of America, they had to close the place due to heavy rains and flooding in the area. This was reported by several US media.

According to CNN, some of the residents surrounding the site are trapped without access to drinking water. There were also power outages in the area.

Last Monday, June 13, the park closed all of its visitor entrances due to the “flooding.”

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“Our first priority was evacuating the northern portion of the park, where we are experiencing multiple road and bridge failures, mudslides and other issues,” park director Cam Sholly said in a statement.

Meanwhile, several Park County towns just north of the natural area have also suffered multiple incidents due to rainfall. The floods have destroyed bridges and roads, making it impossible to evacuate residents to safer areas.

“The river has never been this close to my house,” resident Elizabeth Aluck told CNN.

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The Yellowstone River “swallowed” the park employees’ home

On the other hand, several videos on social networks show how the Yellowstone River “swallows” a house belonging to the employees of the national park located in Montana.

Some experts point out that the tributary will continue to grow. However, that new rainfall has already surpassed an all-time high of 11.5 feet set in 1918, according to data from the National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).