TETON COUNTY FLOOD NOTIFICATIONS
Updated 3/19/18. Please check back regularly for more updates.
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
846 PM MDT Fri Mar 16 2018
Continued potential for minor flooding across much of North Central and Southwest Montana
Water from recent snowmelt and precipitation has already caused minor flooding of low lying areas along the north and east facing slopes of north central Montana and south through southwest Montana. Clogged ditches and culverts, along with still frozen ground, are also preventing running water from seeping into the ground, so some water is running onto roadways, and it may run into some basements. Unpaved rural roads have become muddy as well, which may make them impassable for some vehicles.
Increasing rain and snow showers over the weekend may increase these areas of minor flooding. Small creeks and streams may also run high or out of their banks in some areas. Although main stem rivers should remain below bank full, river ice jamming is possible, but not anticipated at this time.
If flooding is observed, please report it to local law enforcement, and ask them to pass it on to the National Weather Service in Great Falls.
- Teton County Road Department, in conjunction with GID, has been out checking roads all weekend.
- Water was crossing the road in several places. Culverts have been opened and flags have been placed, and the water has receded except on 27th Road east of 12th LN NW. It has been flagged.
TETON COUNTY FLOOD MITIGATION MEETINGS
Upcoming Meetings and Minutes
Meetings are held at the Teton County Annex (19 Main Ave S., Choteau) at 10am, unless indicated otherwise. All dates, times , and locations are subject to change. Please click the date below to access meeting minutes.
March 7, 2018
March 14, 2018
March 21, 2018
March 28, 2018
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT FLOOD SAFETY
- Make a family emergency communication plan and include pets.
- Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
- Check on your neighbors to make sure they’re okay.
- Know what to do before, during, and after a flood.
- Flood insurance takes 30 days to take effect, so purchase now to protect your family!
- Listen to local officials by radio, TV, social media, or websites.
- Evacuate when advised by authorities or if you are in a flood or flash flood prone area.
- If you are on high ground above flooded areas, being prepared to stay where you are may be the best protection.
- Never drive or walk through flooded streets; Turn Around, Don’t Drown! Do not go through flood waters.