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Yellowstone Park, Staggered by Rain and Floods, Will Stay Closed for Days

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Ms. Darr, 43, said that she was fascinated by commuting to nearby towns where she could take up her former career as a nurse. Her husband, she added, operated heavy equipment, and hoped that he might have the option to earn some money assisting with recovery efforts.

Anna Holloway, 45, runs a bookstore and cafe in Gardiner. She said that her business had been closed on Tuesday afternoon by the health department, due to lack of fresh water.

Previously, Ms. Holloway said, she and her colleagues had been hauling water in 10-gallon jugs from a close-by well, and using disposable plates to in the reduction of on washing dishes, in order that they might remain open.

“We have already got a town of stranded people, the last item you would like is a town of stranded individuals with no coffee within the morning,” Ms. Holloway said, adding that while she had been attempting to remain optimistic, she believed that the flooding spelled the tip of this yr’s tourist season for the town.

Unfortunately, she added, “without Yellowstone, there’s no reason for people to return to Gardiner.”

She said that she had told her 11 employees she would attempt to help them find jobs elsewhere, and within the meantime, would either operate her business solo, or leave town for the summer to seek out one other job. “My business is my job,” Ms. Holloway said. “I’m not going to have the option to pay my bills.”

Other businesses were less accommodating, staff said.

“They simply fired us all,” said Madeline Arsola, 30, who works for a hotel within the town that she said told several of its employees on Tuesday that they might not have jobs.

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