Update 1 – Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Incident Summary

On Sunday, June 12, 2022, the Carbon County area in Montana was instantly impacted by heavy rains, which caused significant and damaging flooding. Roads and bridges have been washed out, prompting mandatory evacuations for the towns of Red Lodge, Fromberg, and Belfry.

Credit: MTDNR

Rescues, Evacuations

Multiple rescues and evacuation operations took place today by 2 Bear Air and MT National Guard which consisted of seven helicopters.

Alert(s) in Effect


About 50 total personnel are assigned to this incident.

Closed Areas

  • Yellowstone Ranger District
  • Gardiner Ranger District
  • Beartooth Ranger District
  • Glacier Lake Road (NFSR #2421)

Source: https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/custergallatin/alerts-notices/?aid=73637

How to Help Montana Residents

Disclaimer: These groups/orgs have not been vetted by us. Please do your due diligence before giving your personal information or making a donation.

SW MONTANA FLOOD RELIEF FUND — To make a donation to the SW Montana Flood Relief Fund, text Flood22 to 41444. The fund has $350,000 in donations raised in just 24 hours.

Through the Eyes of Social Media

Social Media has multiple images of this incident online and some are quite impressive, as well as dangerous for those in attendance. Please AVOID these areas.


“I’m seeing reports of flooding all along the Yellowstone R. watershed. Downtown Red Lodge is a river. People stranded along with the Stillwater and in Paradise Valley.” – (Posted 6/13/2022)

“As most folks know Montana is experiencing what we call a “100-year flood” the Yellowstone River, Flathead River, and more are flowing over their banks and wreaking havoc all over our beautiful state. Our prayers go out to all of our fellow Montanans.” – (Posted 6/14/2022)

“The Yellowstone River as it was flowing under the 9th Street Bridge in Livingston, Montana at about 3:15 pm Monday. Tonight a big part of town, including 9th Street Island was evacuated, including the hospital!(Posted 6/13/2022)

(c) 2022 NW Fire Blog – Updated 6/14/2022 2215 PT