Wyoming’s National Guard was activated by Gov. Mark Gordon on Friday to help with floodwaters from a breached irrigation canal causing more damage to the town of Lingle.
Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly on Friday announced that electricity has been restored to park and the hope is for three of the four entrances to open next week.
Cowboy State Daily meteorologist Don Day said he believes the worst is over for the flooding in the Yellowstone National Park area, but there is still some concern for the effect expected weekend rainfall will have.
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Historic flooding in Yellowstone washed away hundreds of roads and bridges in the park and the northern loop of the Yellowstone is likely closed for the rest of summer.
Tourists across the nation are in limbo because they aren’t able to cancel their vacation plans to Yellowstone due to nonrefundable travel packages. “I am devastated,” said one traveler.
The search for a missing Indiana man whose vehicle was last seen in Park County has been suspended due to the unprecedented flooding in the area, the local sheriff’s department announced late Monday.
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Some visitors were evacuated from Yellowstone National Park on Monday as heavy rains fell on melting snowpack causing “extremely hazardous” conditions, according to the National Park Service.
The National Weather Service in Riverton is warning residents about potential ice jam flooding that could come as a result of rising temperatures.