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Gallatin County Emergency Management

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90-Day Appeal Period Starting for Proposed Floodplain Maps

The City of Bozeman and Gallatin County have been working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) to update floodplain maps for the West Gallatin River and Bozeman Creek and its tributaries. Updated flood insurance rate maps will provide more accurate flood risk information that can help local officials and residents make informed decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.

Before new flood insurance rate maps become effective, there is a 90-day Appeal Period during which local residents and business owners can provide additional data for consideration before the maps are finalized. The appeal period runs September 20 – December 18, 2018.

The existing floodplain maps for the West Gallatin River, Bozeman Creek, Matthew Bird Creek, Nash Spring Creek, Flat Creek and Mill Ditch Diversion were produced from studies conducted more than 30 years ago. Revising the maps is a key step in providing the best available data to help keep families, homes, roads and other infrastructure safe from future flood events.

The proposed maps and information about the Appeal and Comment Period are available online at www.floodplain.mt.gov/gallatin or www.bozeman.net/floodplain, or at the Gallatin County Planning Office or the Bozeman City Engineering Department.

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Horseshoe Fire Update 10:15 AM 9/16/18

SIZE:   1,223 acres

CONTAINMENT:   100%
CAUSE:   Under Investigation
FIRE LOCATION:   20 miles N of Logan, Gallatin County
PROTECTION:   Gallatin County
OWNERSHIP:   Private

FIRE SITUATION:  Due to the firefighters’ hard work, the Horseshoe Fire was declared 100 % contained at 5 PM yesterday. A small group of resources continue to address an area of residual heat in the fire’s interior. All resources are expected to be demobilized by this afternoon.

This will be the final update unless significant activity occurs. Any further questions regarding the Horseshoe Fire should be directed towards Gallatin County Emergency Management.

On behalf of the County Assist Team: Thank you to all the firefighters, cooperators, and community members for your support during this incident.

EVACUATIONS:  Currently there are no evacuations in place.

ACCESS: Area roads are for resident and fire personnel access only.

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90-Day Appeal Period Starting for Proposed Floodplain Maps

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SIZE:   1,223 acres CONTAINMENT:   100% CAUSE:   Under Investigation FIRE LOCATION:   20 miles N of Logan, Gallatin County PROTECTION:   Gallatin County...

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SIZE:   1,223 acres CONTAINMENT:   65% CAUSE:   Under Investigation FIRE LOCATION:   20 miles N of Logan, Gallatin County PROTECTION:   Gallatin County...

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Horseshoe Fire Update 7:00 PM 9/14/18

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