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National Guard Rescues Dozens From ‘500-Year’ Flood in Montana, Yellowstone

A house that was pulled into Rock Creek by floodwaters in Red Lodge, Montana, on June 14.

A house that was pulled into Rock Creek by floodwaters in Red Lodge, Montana, on June 14.

Photographer: Matthew Brown/AP Photo
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Military helicopters have rescued scores of people in Montana so far this week from rising waters dubbed a “500-year flooding event” by officials in the state’s largest city, Billings.

Roads and bridges have been washed out in Yellowstone National Park and visitors have been evacuated. The American Red Cross opened shelters in Columbus, Livingston and other communities.