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Yellowstone National Park saw a storm that caused hundreds of trees to fall



Yellowstone National Park – On Monday, July 3, 2023, a significant windstorm and rain event affected Lake Village, which is located in the southern part of Yellowstone National Park.

Around the Lake Hotel, Lake Lodge, Lake Medical Clinic, Lake General Store, Lake employee housing complexes, and the campsite and marina at Bridge Bay, many hundred trees are said to have been uprooted by the storm.

A building next to the Lake Hotel was among the buildings and automobiles that were impacted by trees, according to the news release. Three cottages and the building were evacuated, and they are still closed for cleaning and repairs.

For around 24 hours, the hotel and clinic were without commercial electricity.

There have been no confirmed fatalities or serious injuries. Services for visitors weren’t seriously interrupted.

“Monday night’s storm event hit the Lake area very hard,” said Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Cam Sholly. “The National Park Service team and our partners quickly stabilized the situation and got recovery efforts started immediately.”

On Tuesday, workers examined the damage while continuing to clear trees off highways, campgrounds, and crucial infrastructure. According to reports, the marina and campground at Bridge Bay are still without electricity as of Wednesday.

According to the news statement, cleanup workers will continue their work today and for the following week.

There aren’t any brief closures there.

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