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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Access to Yellowstone National Park is indefinitely closed after major flooding washed away roads and isolated communities in southern Montana.

National Park Service rangers closed off all entrances to the park Monday due to “heavy flooding, rockslides (and) extremely hazardous conditions.”

Officials consider damage to the northern part of the park to be major and large sections of the Yellowstone could be closed until well after the busy tourism season.

More than 10,000 people were thought to be in the park when the historic flooding took place, but fortunately, there were no reported injuries.

The combination of several inches of rain and snowpack melt caused rivers running near the park to reach historic flood stage levels, including the Yellowstone, Boulder and Stillwater rivers.

A home in Yellowstone National Park is being threatened due to floods.
A home in Yellowstone National Park is being threatened due to the recent floods.
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NPS officials warned that surveys will have to be conducted to infrastructure including hundreds of bridges before any part of the park reopens.

Yellowstone staff will likely institute a reservation system for when the southern part of the park reopens to keep facilities from being overrun.

Local officials admit the historic weather event could be challenging on local business that are devoted to tourism.

During a busy summer day, officials say the park can see more than 20,000 visitors.

The NWS in Billings said Tuesday that it expects to cancel many flood warnings throughout the day. However, the Yellowstone River at Billings and Clarks Fork at Edgar continue to rise. 

Foothill streams will continue to recede Tuesday in southern Montana, with some dropping below flood stage, while rivers near Billings will continue to rise, according to the NWS. 

At 1 a.m. Tuesday, the Yellowstone River at Billings was above flood stage and forecast to reach 14.7 feet, just below the 1997 record of 15 feet. On Monday, the Yellowstone River at Corwin Springs measured 13.85 feet, above the previous record crest of 11.5 feet set back in 1918.

Aerial video filmed by Yellowstone’s helicopter manager showed water raging along the park’s North Entrance Road and many roads washed out through Gardner Canyon between Gardiner, Montana, and Mammoth Hot Springs. 

People who live in areas surrounding the park have been directly impacted as flooding has isolated communities and homes.

Fox Weather Graphic: 'Yellowstone River Flooding; At Corwn Springs, MT. 13.88 New record flood stage measured yesterday'
A new record for flooding was measured in Yellowstone yesterday.
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Cooke City and Silver Gate were isolated and surrounded by water after the road between Gardiner and Mammoth washed out in several places, according to the Park County Sheriff’s Office. 

Drinking water may be compromised in areas affected by the flooding. Officials warn water from wells that had been submerged in flood water may not be safe to drink. A Do Not Drink order was issued for Gardiner after a water main broke due to flooding. 

Montana Yellowstone tour guide Angela Tempo is in Gardiner, where access in or out is cut off by the flooding. 

Yellowstone River flooding crosses Highway 89 South in Park County, Montana.
Yellowstone River flooding crosses Highway 89 South in Park County, Montana.
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“That night, it started rising extremely fast,” she said. “At 5 in the morning, … it’s when we realized we were in big trouble here.”

Tempo said the two roads to access Gardiner are either flooded or washed out, stranding year-round residents, seasonal employees and travelers.

“Unfortunately, the only way out is the river,” Tempo said. “And it’s too high and too dangerous to run.”

Flooding has been reported in Carbon, Park, Sweet Grass, Stillwater, and Yellowstone counties in Montana. Minor flooding impacts, mostly in low-lying areas, were also reported in Sheridan County, Wyoming. 

The Yellowstone River runs along Highway 89 in areas where businesses frequented by park visitors would typically be packed in the busy summer months. 

The Park County sheriff in Montana issued a shelter-in-place order Monday south of mile marker 52.5 on U.S. Highway 89 South after extensive flooding washed out bridges and roads and crossed Highway 89.

The National Guard assisted local first responders with evacuations and rescues east of Livingston Monday. 

Recent high waters in the Gardiner River along Yellowstone National Park's north entrance wash out part of a road on Monday.
High waters in the Gardiner River along Yellowstone National Park’s north entrance wash out part of a road on Monday.
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Montana National Guard helicopters rescued 12 people near Roscoe and Cooke City. The Guard continues to help with search and rescue near East Rosebound Lake on Tuesday. 

On Tuesday, Livingston city officials thanked volunteers and first responders for working through the night to keep people safe.

“After taking part in the Incident Command meeting with the county early this morning, we will continue to assess damage and will update on this page of any volunteer efforts or immediate needs/concerns as the morning goes on,” the city of Livingston posted on Facebook. 

The Yellowstone River floods a small boathouse in Gardiner, Mont.
The Yellowstone River floods a small boathouse in Gardiner, Mont.
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On Monday, rescue operations were underway in Nye, Montana, including 68 people who became stranded at the Woodbine Campground, Montana. The campers were transported by raft to safety, according to the NWS.

Yellowstone Park staff say rockslides and high water levels could prevent crews from conducting surveys in the worst hit parts for several days.




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Kourtney Kardashian uses Kopari Coconut Melt to ‘look good naked’

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Kourtney Kardashian’s no stranger to showing skin.

Whether the reality star’s modeling lingerie, baring it all in a bikini or packing on PDA with husband Travis Barker, she’s clearly confident about her body — and relies on a selection of tried-and-true products to keep her skin in tip-top shape.

In one of her first-ever Poosh stories, fittingly titled “How to Look Good Naked,” the 43-year-old outlines some of her body care essentials, including La Mer The Body Crème ($300), Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Body Cream ($95) and Le Labo’s Pin 12 Candle ($82) — the latter because “lighting is everything.”

But not everything on Kardashian’s list will bust your budget. She also swears by Kopari Organic Coconut Melt, which will set you back just $29 for a full-sized jar or $18 for a mini version.

“In order to achieve glowy skin, it’s important to moisturize everything — everywhere — at least once a day,” the Poosh piece reads. “Don’t forget to care for your hands and feet as well; we recommend focusing on these areas at night.”

Billed as “a deep conditioner for your bod,” the product is comprised of 100% organic, unrefined coconut oil, and Kopari suggests applying it “as soon as you step out of the shower and at the end of the day.”

What’s more, the multitasking product also works well as a hair mask, dry shave oil, bath mix-in and belly balm, per the brand.

Snag a tub for yourself below — and get ready to look fabulous in your birthday suit, too.

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Carlos Carrasco’s gem, three homers propel Mets past Marlins

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MIAMI — He’s one tough Cookie these days.

Carlos Carrasco isn’t going to win any contests blowing away hitters, but the right-hander’s offspeed pitches and command — and most importantly, his health — have converged this season to give the Mets an invaluable rotation piece.

On Saturday, he gave his team 7 ²/₃ shutout innings in a 4-0 victory over the Marlins at loanDepot park. Carrasco extended his scoreless streak over his past three starts to 18 ²/₃ innings.

The win was No. 100 in Carrasco’s career, making the 35-year-old the eighth Venezuelan-born pitcher to reach the milestone. Carrasco last surrendered a run on July 9 against the Marlins at Citi Field.

The Mets (63-37) won their fifth straight and reached the 100-game mark with the franchise’s most victories since 1986.

Overall, Carrasco allowed four hits and struck out seven with two walks. Seth Lugo replaced Carrasco in the eighth inning after Charles Leblanc had doubled with two outs. But Leblanc was picked off second base by Tomas Nido, ensuring Carrasco’s scoreless streak continued.

Carlos Carrasco didn't allow a run in the Mets' 4-0 win over the Marlins.
Carlos Carrasco didn’t allow a run in the Mets’ 4-0 win over the Marlins.
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Lugo remained in the game to pitch a scoreless ninth inning, allowing Edwin Diaz a day off following a 10-pitch outing Friday in which he struck out the side.

The Mets will try for a three-game sweep of the reeling Marlins on Sunday with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

After scuffling at the plate for seven innings, the Mets gave Carrasco breathing room in the eighth when Francisco Lindor and J.D. Davis each blasted a solo homer to give the Mets a 4-0 lead. Davis’ homer, in a pinch-hitting appearance, came as the Mets are searching on the trade market for a right-handed bat to solidify the DH spot.

The Mets have traded for two lefty bats in the last week-plus to bolster the other half of the DH equation. One of those additions, Tyler Naquin, debuted for the Mets on Saturday in left field and went 0-for-4. Daniel Vogelbach started at DH and drew a walk in four plate appearances.

Carrasco’s gem was the latest strong performance by a Mets starting pitcher. Entering play, the Mets had a 2.45 ERA from the starting rotation in July, which ranked second in the major leagues. Chris Bassitt had a rare flat start for the Mets a night earlier, when he allowed four earned runs over six innings.

Jeff McNeil hit a solo homer in the third against rookie Nick Neidert to give the Mets their first run. The homer was the first since June 14 for McNeil, who entered the day with a .162/.240/.191 slash line in July.

The Mets weren’t finished in the inning: Nido, Brandon Nimmo and Lindor all singled. Lindor’s hit extended the Mets’ lead to 2-0 and gave the shortstop 68 RBIs for the season before he reached 69 with his blast later.

Carrasco was challenged in the first inning, when he allowed a single to Miguel Rojas and walk to Jesus Aguilar before retiring JJ Bleday for the final out. In the fourth, Carrasco surrendered a leadoff single, but he escaped the inning when he got Bleday to ground into a double-play.


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A brazen career criminal with more than 50 arrests on his rap sheet, including rape, was busted for trying to steal a moped from outside a lower Manhattan police station.

Jon Matos was caught red-handed approaching the $1,200 bike outside the 5th Precinct, sources said.

He was allegedly using a set of burglary tools Friday to try to bust the lock of the bike, which was vouchered property, cops and sources said.

Matos, a homeless father of three, was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges of attempted grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.

The proceeding was delayed for hours, sources said, after Matos allegedly became angry with a cellmate who used the facilities — but didn’t courtesy flush.

“I was just f–king with it. It’s not my tools,” he allegedly told an NYPD detective, said Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Megan Mers during the court proceeding.

Judge Valentina Morales Saturday agreed to give Matos supervised release in the moped case.

“Thank you, your honor,” Matos told Morales.

But instead of hitting the streets once again, Matos was held on outstanding charges from the 23rd Precinct in an unrelated case, authorities said.

It was his second appearance before a judge in a week: Matos was in court days earlier, charged with grand larceny, petit larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property and was released in yet another incident.

Matos has racked up dozens of busts for burglary, robbery, fare evasion — including the 1999 rape of a 14-year-old girl.

Crime is up in six of the seven major crimes measured by the department contributed to the increase — though the seventh category, murders, dropped a noticeable 31.6% last month in comparison to numbers compiled in June 2021, according to the NYPD’s preliminary statistics.

Grand larceny spiked 41%, robbery rose 36.1% and burglary went up 33.8%.

When addressing the crime spike last month, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said the department was arresting the same people for crimes “over and over again.”

Other recent and brazen repeat offenders include veteran shoplifter Isaac “Man of Steal” Rodriguez, who was finally locked up in January after dozens of arrests for stealing to support his drug habit.

Laron Mack, whose catchphrase is “I steal for a living,” has been arrested more than 50 times. Another serial stealer, James Connelly, was busted in December for involvement in 28 separate incidents over three months.

Last month, accused serial shoplifter Lorenzo McLucas, 34, was nabbed for stealing from the cosmetics counter at a Duane Reade on Lexington Avenue in Midtown Manhattan, according to cops and court documents.

McLucas, who was released on his own recognizance, has notched 122 prior arrests.


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