Watch Crazy Footage of Flash Flooding in Downtown Helena 2022
It has been a wet and wild summer for much of Montana. I'm not talking about kids playing in the sprinklers or tubing down the river. I'm actually talking about the amount of wild water that has taken over much of the state.
Just recently we all witnessed footage of the historic flooding in Yellowstone National Park. Floodwaters managed to wash out multiple roads and bridges in the park. Forcing the entire park to close all of its entrances. Only recently have crews managed to get certain parts of the park open to tourists.
Other places Like Red Lodge, Montana saw floodwaters take out parts of the town. Washing away homes, businesses, and even giant steel bridges. Those waters inevitably made their way downstream and flooded larger communities like Billings. Where some residents had to conserve drinking water for a couple of days because the flood waters had threatened to contaminate the drinking water for the largest city in the state of Montana.
Even Montana's capital city experienced some of the floodings that have been rampant around the state. Just this past weekend, video footage surfaced of flash flooding overtaking the streets of downtown Helena.
According to KRTV
The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Helena area just before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022. A fast-moving storm sent a torrent of water down North Last Chance Gulch and other streets in and around downtown Helena. Businesses reported water damage, and the storm took out trees and tree limbs around the city.
Andy Shirtliff posted some amazing footage on Facebook that features patrons at a local bar doing their best to hold back the raging waters.