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Indiana family stranded near Yellowstone because of unprecedented flooding

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Posted at 5:00 AM, Jun 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-15 11:21:08-04

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — An Indiana family is stranded near Yellowstone National Park and hope to be out of the area before more rain falls on Thursday.

Unprecedented flooding on the Yellowstone River has taken out houses, highways and bridges leaving residents and vacationers stranded.

Parker Manning from Terre Haute took this video. He says he and his family are staying near Yellowstone and were hoping to be home on Monday.

Flooding in Yellowstone National Park

WRTV spoke to him via video chat and he said he feels safe but is ready to get out.

“We’re in a pretty good spot," Manning said. "We are right above the river and probably 75 feet or so but our bank is very stable. I don't really have any concern that we're going to have an issue but it is an issue not knowing what you're going to get out. There's some discussion that they may start to compile some of the vacationers out. There's an old mountain road that they're trying to get some gravel down on and make it passable so that might be an option, but that's probably at least Thursday at very soonest."

To add to their struggles, the main water line in the area is compromised. Officials are urging people to not drink it at all.

Manning said, for now, he and his family are playing cards and watching the water levels.