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Disaster And Emergency Services

August flooding damage nears $1.8 million for roads and bridges

August flooding damage nears $1.8 million for roads and bridges

A late August rain storm that clobbered Eastern Montana caused nearly $1.8 million damage to roads and bridges, disaster officials said Wednesday.

November 12, 2014 6:30 pmLoading…
Hi-Line hit with severe flooding

Hi-Line hit with severe flooding

A deluge that soaked much of the Montana Hi-Line with as much as eight inches of rain earlier this month caused record flooding that had some areas still under water on Friday.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Cleanup set for Saturday in Musselshell County

Cleanup set for Saturday in Musselshell County

Volunteers are needed for a flood cleanup day in Musselshell County on Saturday.

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Flooding washes out bridge south of Ryegate; water rising in Musselshell County

Flooding washes out bridge south of Ryegate; water rising in Musselshell County

Flooding took out a bridge south of Ryegate on Friday, and the Montana Department of Transportation said that Secondary 300 off Highway 12 will be closed indefinitely.

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New online burn permit system offers speed, efficiency

A new state-run online system to issue and manage burn permits is making life easier for those in Yellowstone County who deal with them on a regular basis.

June 03, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…
Minor flooding across Montana reported after days of rain

Minor flooding across Montana reported after days of rain

A handful of areas in south-central and southeastern Montana reported flooding Wednesday and Thursday after heavy rains drenched the region with as much as 3.5 inches since Tuesday.

May 30, 2013 1:10 pm Photos

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General says his firing was related to DES lawsuit

HELENA — The Montana National Guard brigadier general who ordered an investigation into the state's Disaster and Emergency Services was fired last year after he rehired a woman who was suing the state over her dismissal from the troubled agency.

April 01, 2013 12:25 pmLoading…

Yellowstone County to offer burn permits online

Beginning Jan. 1, Yellowstone County residents will be able to get open-burning permits online.

December 04, 2012 4:28 pmLoading…
Wilson fire 100 percent contained

Wilson fire 100 percent contained

The Wilson wildfire burning south of Roundup in Musselshell County is 100 percent contained, said Jeff Gates, the county’s disaster and emergency services director, on Wednesday afternoon.

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Community disaster drill planned at Phillips 66 refinery

Community disaster drill planned at Phillips 66 refinery

This is only a drill.

September 19, 2012 8:00 pmLoading…
Dahl fire officials to take over Horse Creek fire near Hysham

Dahl fire officials to take over Horse Creek fire near Hysham

8 A.M.: A specialist from the Signal Peak coal mine is working with the fire team and Musselshell County Disaster and Emergency Services to determine the best way to deal with a coal-seam fire detected along the northern edge of Highway 87.

July 03, 2012 7:49 am Photos

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Officials look toward recovery on Dahl fire that burned 73 homes

Officials look toward recovery on Dahl fire that burned 73 homes

As the Dahl fire cools and the extent of the damage becomes clear, local and state officials are trolling for programs and money to speed recovery.

July 02, 2012 4:30 pm Photos

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Counties adopt fire restrictions

Hot temperatures, dry conditions and strong winds prompted Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday to adopt Stage 1 burning restrictions.

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Continued flooding in Roundup

Continued flooding in Roundup

Disaster and Emergency Services coordinator Jeff Gates talks about their response to continued flooding in Roundup, including residents stranded in their homes on Number 4 Road on June 14, 2011.

June 14, 2011 10:17 pmLoading…
Highways into Roundup reopened; one closed again

Highways into Roundup reopened; one closed again

ROUNDUP -- Officials in Musselshell County opened the two highways leading into Roundup from the west and south, allowing people for the first time since Wednesday to get in and out of town, only to close one of them again a short time later.

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Emergency services chief: No Montana threat reported

HELENA - There have been no threats in Montana since the announcement of Osama bin Laden's death, but citizens should be vigilant against the possibility, the administrator of the state Disaster and Emergency Services Division said Monday.

May 02, 2011 12:29 pm Related Loading…

Spring runoff causes flooding in Custer

Authorities and locals are blaming melting snow for overflowing an irrigation ditch Thursday that left some of the town under more than a foot of water and backed up its sewer system.

March 10, 2011 11:23 pmLoading…

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