The Yellowstone River

The Yellowstone River flows past Huntley on Friday.

Do you live in a flood-prone area? Here's some advice from Yellowstone County:

  • Unplug appliances to prevent electrical shock when power comes back on.
  • Do not drive or walk across flooded roads. Cars and people can be swept away.
  • Gather emergency supplies and follow local radio or TV updates.
  • When power lines are down, water is in your home, or before you evacuate, turn off the gas, power and water.
  • General flood readiness information is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/readiness.html.

Sandbags are available beginning after 8 p.m. Friday night at Amend Park at 5101 King Ave. E., the Huntley Fire Station at 65 Northern Ave., Worden Fire Station at 2463 Main St., Blue Creek Fire Station at 2504 Blue Creek Road and Laurel soccer field at Fir Avenue and East Maryland Lane.

County officials advised owners of livestock to move animals from low-lying areas. Operators of irrigation ditches and other water transport or holding systems should prepare for potential breaches.

If Red Cross shelters are activated, people can get information at 1-800-272-6668.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has restricted fishing access points to walk-in only, according to county officials. Recreating on the water isn't recommended.

Flood reports can be made to the non-emergency county dispatch line at 657-8200. 

Yellowstone County floodplain information, including maps, can be found at www.co.yellowstone.mt.gov/floodplain.

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