Early Warning System Vandalized

Gallatin County Emergency Management


Bullet Hole in Controller

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 is still running and repairable.

This system was installed in 2010 to provide some level of advance warning for those living in the Middle Creek Inundation Area.  Approximately 3,000 people live in the inundation area and the system provides a potential 30 minutes of warning time that may not otherwise be available.  More information on this is available from our Middle Creek Early Warning System page.