Gallatin County Completes Annual Flood Mitigation Update

Gallatin County is a participant in FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) Program. This program offers landowners in County jurisdictional areas a discount on their flood insurance premiums dependent on an evaluation and scoring of the County’s floodplain management program. Gallatin County is currently categorized as a Class 8 community which provides up to a 10% discount on flood insurance policies through the National Flood Insurance Program. One of the activities that Gallatin County is currently receiving CRS credit for is the maintenance of the Gallatin County Hazard Mitigation Plan (adopted by FEMA on September 18, 2012). To continue to receive credit for the Hazard Mitigation Plan we are required to prepare an annual progress report on the flood-related portions of the Hazard Mitigation Plan and provide copies of that update to the County Commission and the media. A progress report was completed in October of 2016, so this progress report covers activities completed over the last year.

To continue to receive credit for the Hazard Mitigation Plan we are required to prepare an annual progress report on the flood-related portions of the Hazard Mitigation Plan and provide copies of that update to the County Commission and the media.

The attached progress report was approved by the All Hazards All Disciplines (AHAD) Group at its October 26, 2017 meeting.

Questions can be directed to the Gallatin County Planning Department.

Download report at:  https://www.gallatinmedia.org/?wpfb_dl=7

 

Little Bear Rescue

On 11-04-17 at about 8:00 PM, the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office received a call advising of a vehicle, which had slid off the dirt road and was in a precarious position up Little Bear Road. The caller said he had found the occupied vehicle partly off the road with about a 15-20 foot drop off below them. The occupants did not want to get out of the vehicle in fear of the car going over the edge.

Due to the non-specific directions and the need to get help on scene quickly, the Gallatin County Search and Rescue was activated with a Gallatin County Deputy acting as incident coordinator.

As it turns out the vehicle was located not very far up Little Bear Road.  Search and Rescue personnel were able to secure the vehicle and assist the four occupants to safety.  A tow truck was also requested, and upon arrival pulled the vehicle safely back onto the road.

Sheriff Gootkin would like to remind everyone, when going out into the backcountry, whether in a vehicle or by foot always remember how ice can affect the activity your involved in. Please be extra cautious in these icy times of the year.