Yellowstone officials: no deaths or injuries reported as result of flood activity

No deaths or injuries have been reported as a result of record-setting flooding along the northern border of Yellowstone National Park, the park superintendent said Tuesday.

Park officials are still trying to assess the extent of the damage from the flooding, which washed out roads and destroyed bridges on Monday, as well as washed away homes outside the park.

“We’ve kept our teams out of harm’s way,” said Yellowstone superintendent Cam Sholly. “We won’t know exactly what the damage looks like until the water goes down.”

Historic flooding damages roads and bridges and floods homes along the Yellowstone River south of Livingston on Monday.

LARRY MAYER, Billings Gazette

Meanwhile, Montana Department of Transportation officials, along with county workers, are scrambling to figure out what’s still standing and whether any repairs may be possible.

The flooding has left some tourists, residents and business owners stranded and struggling with an uncertain future.

The park’s northern border towns of Gardiner, Silver Gate and Cooke City were temporary islands due to the flooding, along with nearby residential areas in Cinnabar and Tom Miner basins.

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