CITY OF BOZEMAN FLOOD INFORMATION UPDATE

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

1:10 PM

**INFORMATION WILL BE UPDATED AS NECESSARY**

The City of Bozeman’s highest priority is the protection of life and the safety of the population of the community.  In addition, the City is dedicated to the protection of public property and finally, the City is committed to assisting with the protection of private property when possible.

If you come to an area that is covered with water, you will not know the depth of the water or the condition of the ground under the water. This is especially true at night, when your vision is more limited.

Play it smart, play it safe. Whether driving or walking, any time you come to a flooded road, Turn Around Don’t Drown®

Follow these safety rules:

  • Monitor the NOAA Weather Radio, or your favorite news source for vital weather related information.
  • If flooding occurs, get to higher ground. Get out of areas subject to flooding. This includes dips, low spots, canyons, washes etc.
  • Avoid areas already flooded, especially if the water is flowing fast. Do not attempt to cross flowing streams. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Road beds may be washed out under flood waters. NEVER drive through flooded roadways. Turn Around Don’t Drown®
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes, particularly during threatening conditions.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers.

Important Phone Numbers:

911 – Any Emergency

If you see children playing in or near flooded areas or flowing water, please warn them and their caretaker of the potential danger or call 911 and report the activity.

582-3175 – Recorded Update

Please call for regular flood information updates.

Please use the non-emergency numbers below to report potential hazards or provide non-emergency information. 

582-2000 for Bozeman Residents

582-2100 for everyone else

List of Street Closures (subject to change):

Kagy from Tracy to Sourdough east bound is closed;

Kagy from Carol Place to Tracy west bound is closed;

Mendenhall from Rouse Ave. to just west of Bozeman Creek has been reduced down to one lane.

*ALL STREET CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Trail Closures (subject to change):

East Gallatin trail system on the east side of the East Gallatin River is closed;

Spur trail (Ice Pond) off the north side of the Galligator Trail leading down to the Bozeman Creek head gate is closed;

Flooding is occurring on the Gardner Park Trail, usage is discouraged; and

Currently assessing rising water levels on the Sourdough Trail.

*ALL TRAIL CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

List of Park Closures (subject to change):

Creekside Park and the adjacent sidewalk to the south are closed. (corner of S. Rouse and E. Lamme) 

*ALL PARK CLOSURES ARE CLEARLY MARKED.  PLEASE RESPECT THE CLOSURES; IT IS FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY.

Sandbags are available at the following local retailers:

Sandbags are available to purchase from the following local vendors:

Bozeman Brick and Tile   587-4283

Kenyon Noble 582-2384

Belgrade True Value   388-6012

Lowe’s   522-3240

Big Sky True Value   995-4500

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – Downtown 587-5401

Owenhouse Ace Hardware – West Main 582-7330

Information on using sand bags is available at http://www.ReadyGallatin.com

STAY INFORMED:

Ongoing updates are available at www.bozeman.net and http://www.ReadyGallatin.com 

Please be advised that rivers, streams and creeks are likely to rise over night and subside slightly during the day.

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