Stillwater county sent out an update on flood damages and how residents can stay updated on progress. 

Damage assessments show that eleven houses were listed, and 80 were severely damaged. These damages do not include outbuildings like sheds and garages. Eight private bridges were also lost, and two headgates were either missing or damaged so far. 

Several live power lines are immersed in the river; residents are asked to stay out of the water if the line casing breaks, putting electrical currents into the water. The Sibanye-Stillwater mine has provided an attorney for community members set up on the first floor in the meeting room of the courthouse. The Custer-Gallatin Forest is currently closed for recreational use as a safety precaution. Campgrounds, fishing accesses, and waterways near the Rosebud creek and the Stillwater and Yellowstone river are also closed. 

Columbus Fire Rescue has also set up a donations account with funds going to the flood recovery. Events scheduled in affected areas will continue, and increased traffic should be expected. Crews have finished assessments in the county. The data collected from the assessment is used to help the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A FEMA administrator should be visiting the county later in the week to determine the recovery process for residents impacted by the flood. 

More information and updates will be provided as it is received. Additional information and road closures can be found here.