Gallatin County Emergency Management

Preparing Our Community

Serving Belgrade, Bozeman, Manhattan, Three Forks, West Yellowstone & Unincorporated Gallatin County.

Gallatin County Emergency Management

Current Information

Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time

As Gallatin County moves closer to spring, the risk of spring flooding increases.  While we can not predict if Gallatin County will see any flooding in 2021, we know that now is the time to prepare your property in order to minimize the the potential effect of flooding.

The most prevalent cause of localized flooding are obstructed waterways that block the flow of water and cause it to go where you don’t want it.  Now is the time to make sure ditches and culverts on your property are clear of debris so we can keep as much water in them as possible.

Additionally, if you feel your property is at risk of flooding, you may want to consider flood insurance.  Flood damage is not covered by homeowners insurance.  Flood insurance has a 30 day waiting period for the policy to take effect, so you can not wait until flooding is imminent to get a policy.  Contact your insurance agency for policy information.

Now is also the time to develop a plan on how you will protect your property if you are affected by flooding later this spring.  Once flooding occurs, the damage is done.  So developing a plan now, and implementing it early is critical to minimizing damage.

More information on flooding is available at:  https://www.readygallatin.com/community-resources/preparedness-information/flooding-in-gallatin-county/.

View the Keep It Flowing educational video at:  https://youtu.be/z_LtMhhyiqo

Wildfire Risk Assessments

Wildfire Risk Assessments are available in Gallatin County in conjunction with the Montana DNRC.  Visit http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/forestry/fire-and-aviation/fire-prevention-and-preparedness/home-fire-risk for more information on this program.  You can request an onsite visit, or use the tool to conduct your own self assessment.

Preparedness

Hazard Mitigation and Community Wildfire Protection Plan Adopted

Hazard Mitigation and Community Wildfire Protection Plan Adopted

After many delays the update of the County’s 2012 Hazard Mitigation Plan and the 2006 Community Wildfire Protection Plan into...

Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time

Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time

As Gallatin County moves closer to spring, the risk of spring flooding increases.  While we can not predict if Gallatin...

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Articles

Hazard Mitigation and Community Wildfire Protection Plan Adopted

Hazard Mitigation and Community Wildfire Protection Plan Adopted

After many delays the update of the County’s 2012 Hazard Mitigation Plan and the 2006 Community Wildfire Protection Plan into...

Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time

Spring Flooding – It’s Almost That Time

As Gallatin County moves closer to spring, the risk of spring flooding increases.  While we can not predict if Gallatin...

Time to Practice!

Time to Practice!

Family Emergency Plan

Family Emergency Plan

Being prepared doesn’t need to be hard! Will you receive direct notifications from emergency officials?  Often once of the more...

60th Anniversary of Hebgen Lake Earthquake – 8/17/2019

60th Anniversary of Hebgen Lake Earthquake – 8/17/2019

60 years since the 1959 M7.3 Hebgen Lake earthquake: its history and effects on the Yellowstone region Release Date: AUGUST 5,...

Utilizing Sandbags

Utilizing Sandbags

Utilizing sandbags for flooding events can be a very effective tool in preventing damage to property.  However, like any flood...

Trail Creek Train Derailment

Trail Creek Train Derailment

Montana Rail Link Comment At approximately 12:50 PM, a loaded coal train headed west derailed an estimated 40 cars east of...

Annual Community Notification System Update

Annual Community Notification System Update

Each year I send one message to everyone who has registered the Community Notification System to share changes, pass on...

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