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Governor Bullock Declares Statewide Flooding Emergency


Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

The old barn on the Clearwater River near the bridge on the north end of Boy Scout Road has had a rough year. The roof caved in under the heavy snow load and now it sits in the floodwaters as all the snow melts.

Governor Steve Bullock declared a statewide flooding emergency in Montana and issued an updated executive order to provide state support where needed to local and tribal jurisdictions.

"Recent rainfall and rapid snowmelt is causing rivers, streams and tributaries to rise out of their banks across most of Montana," said Governor Bullock. "As Montanans deal with the impacts of flooding, the state stands ready and is in constant communication with local and tribal officials about ways we can protect folks' health, safety and property."

Montana has faced snowfall and snow-water equivalent well...

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