Potential for Flooding Begins Thursday

GCEM Media Release

Release:  180321-01
Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395

Potential for Flooding Begins Thursday

Bozeman, MT – Current weather forecasts are predicting temperatures in the 50’s Thursday, high freezing elevation in the mountains, and rain in both the valleys and mountains which creates the potential for flooding.  Residents in Gallatin County should closely monitor their property Thursday night and Friday for flooding situations that may develop from melting snow and rain.  While we don’t know exactly how much snow melt and precipitation will occur, we know that it happen and the only questions is how much.

The difference between no issue and a big issue is often very small amount.  Officials encourage everyone to keep their eyes open and not be caught off guard.  Emergency Manager Patrick Lonergan explains, ” We always hope there are no issues, but unfortunately won’t know until after the fact if the weather will cause us issues.  To be on the safe side, we encourage people to be vigilant, keep an eye open, and be proactive if they see an issue developing.”

Information on flooding is available at:  https://www.readygallatin.com/flooding.

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