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More Flooding Expected Today in the Bozeman Area

(Photo Provided By: Gallatin County Emergency Management)

As temperatures warm up today, more flooding is expected around the area. Manhattan, Montana, was hit especially hard yesterday as were parts of Livingston, Belgrade, and Bozeman. The National Weather Service has issued the following:

The National Weather Service in Great Falls has extended the

* Flood Warning for…
Gallatin County in southwest Montana

* until 200 PM MDT Sunday

* at 1255 PM MST flooding continued across low laying areas of
Gallatin County… especially agricultural areas. Water was over
roads and surrounding some homes. Warm temperatures this weekend
will continue to melt snow. Ditches and coulees are full of
snow… ice… and water. This will result in continued flooding.

A Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or has been reported.
Water rises will be slow and flash flooding is not expected.
However… all interested parties should take necessary precautions

Precautionary/preparedness actions…

Excessive runoff from snowmelt will cause flooding of ditches…
coulees… country roads… farmlands and other low lying areas that
are subject to flooding.

Do not drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the
roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your car to cross
safely. Move to higher ground.

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