Disaster And Emergency Services
When disaster strikes, Yellowstone County’s Disaster and Emergency Services Director Duane Winslow has his hands full.
A late August rain storm that clobbered Eastern Montana caused nearly $1.8 million damage to roads and bridges, disaster officials said Wednesday.
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.
Volunteers are needed for a flood cleanup day in Musselshell County on Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Beginning Jan. 1, Yellowstone County residents will be able to get open-burning permits online.
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.
This is only a drill.
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.
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.
Hot temperatures, dry conditions and strong winds prompted Yellowstone County commissioners on Tuesday to adopt Stage 1 burning restrictions.
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.
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.
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.
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.