Residents are encouraged to be vigilant in keeping their eyes on the runoff around their houses as our recent snow in the valley melts.  In the past week we have experienced water issues through out Gallatin County in places that we don’t routinely see it.  As this snow melts out of the open spaces in the valley floor residents are strongly encouraged to keep an eye out for where the water is going.  If it looks like their property may be affected, then they should take action before it becomes an issue.

Once flooding occurs and is affecting a building, it is often too late to prevent significant damage.  Once it appears someone’s property may be affected, they are encouraged to take appropriate actions to protect their property.  It is important for people to understand that water conditions can change quickly and often peak during the night catching people off guard.

Information on flooding is available at ReadyGallatin.com/flooding.php.