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Yellowstone National Park evacuated thousands of visitors this week after massive flooding damaged roads, knocked out electricity and prompted the park to close.

In a series of meetings with gateway town residents and a press conference Tuesday, Yellowstone Superintendent Cam Sholly outlined evacuation efforts, damage to park infrastructure and the possibility of timed entries or a reservation system when the southern part of the park reopens.

The park estimates it moved every visitor out of the park in a 24-hour period, with average visitation in June ranging from 15,000 and 20,000 people. It evacuated at least 10,000 visitors, according to Sholly.

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