Backpackers stranded after historic flooding in Montana

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Floodwater Gushes Through South Montana City Near Yellowstone

Severe flooding tore through Red Lodge, Montana, on Monday, June 13, prompting evacuations.The National Weather Service issued a flood watch for a portion of south-central Montana until Tuesday at 6 pm, and said the flooding was caused by rain and snowmelt.The rainfall in the area prompted Yellowstone National Park to temporarily close its entrances to visitors.Gena Burghoff of PREROGATIvE Kitchen in Red Lodge recorded this video, which shows several inches of floodwater gushing through city streets. Credit: Gena Burghoff via Storyful