Helena reeling from destructive flash-flooding

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood warning for the Helena area just before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022.

A fast-moving storm sent a torrent of water down North Last Chance Gulch and other streets in and around downtown Helena

Damage was rampant throughout the downtown area

Businesses reported water damage, and the storm took out trees and tree limbs around the city.

The flood left mud, gravel, and dirt in many areas

The Helena Area Emergency Relief Fund has been created by the Helena Area Community Foundation in partnership with the United Way of the Lewis & Clark area

The YWCA's basement was almost completely covered in nearly two inches of water.

"People just show up, and we — we seriously couldn't do what we do, without this community."