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31 Dec Start 2016 Off With Family Disaster Planning

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  So many of us intend to sit down with our family, or assume everyone is already knows, to talk about what we will do if some sort of disaster affects us; but we unfortunately never actually do it!  Spending as little as 30 minutes talking about what we will do often makes all the difference when something happens.  Each family’s needs are different, and they will therefore develop different family plans to meet their needs.  However they will cover similar scenarios of if we can’t go home where we will meet, who our emergency contacts are and other similar information we want everyone to have the same understanding about.  We also encourage everyone to think about what you would need to take if you ever have to leave your

13 Nov Southwest Montana Wildfire Roundtable

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  Join representatives from Gallatin County, US Forest Service, Department of Natural Resources and area landowners for a round table discussion and presentations regarding forest management and wildfire preparedness. Keynote Speaker Bradley Shoemaker, MT DNRC Fire Ecology and Forest Management ~ Crystal Beckman, MT DNRC Wildfire Preparedness ~ Scott Waldron, Retired Fire Chief, West Yellowstone Protecting Communities from Wildfire ~ Dann Babcocks, Park County Fire Chief “It Will Never Happen Here” Sponsored by the Custer Gallatin Working Group Southwest Montana Wildfire Roundtable November 18, 2015 6:30-8:30pm Gallatin County Courthouse Community Room, 311 W. Main Bozeman For questions please contact: Joe Skinner, Gallatin County Comm

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07 Jan How Does Our Community Get Support During Disasters

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  How quickly and through what process a local community gets help in a large disaster is often hotly debated when something happens.  Fortunately Montana has a fairly decent process and our laws support the local governments fairly well.  The simplest way to look at the process

31 Dec Winter Flood Season – It Is Approaching

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  As we move farther into winter our historical winter flood season is approaching.  Winter flooding in Gallatin County is typically caused by freezing of the rivers and ice dams forming.  When we see sustained sub zero cold we often have rivers (and other waterways) that begin t

29 Sep Early Warning System Vandalized

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  Today our vendor for the Middle Creek Early Warning System began conducting testing and upgrading the system.  In this process they discovered that one of the sites had been shot with a high power gun.  Fortunately the bullet didn’t strike anything critical and the site i

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