RED LODGE, Mont. —The southern Montana town of Red Lodge, Montana, has been severely impacted by the surge in rainfall and record-breaking highwaters from around the Northwestern Yellowstone region.

Rock Creek, which flows right through downtown Red Lodge, a town of 2,100 residents, has swelled over its banks and flooded town streets.

The flooding has made its way through a part of town that many local residents and businesses call home.

Yellowstone got 2.5 inches (6 centimeters) of rain Saturday, Sunday and into Monday. The Beartooth Mountains northeast of Yellowstone got as much as 4 inches (10 centimeters), according to the National Weather Service.

Toby Koekkoek is a Community News Reporter, and a recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about our region's community events and the movers and shakers that make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He enjoys deep powder, and deep thoughts, skateboarding, playing racquet sports, riding his bike, and nerding out on music. Toby also coaches freeride skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.