More rain and more high water expected!

Another moist storm is expected Monday and Tuesday which will increase the run-off and flooding concerns.

The graphic from the National Weather Service tells the story. Be aware of rising streams, creeks and rivers!

BLAINE MT-CASCADE MT-CHOUTEAU MT-FERGUS MT-JUDITH BASIN MT-
MEAGHER MT-
431 PM MDT SUN MAY 22 2011

...THE FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 800 AM MDT TUESDAY FOR
URBAN AREAS AND SMALL STREAMS IN MEAGHER...JUDITH BASIN...FERGUS...
CHOUTEAU...CASCADE AND BLAINE COUNTIES...

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE REGION
THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. EXPECT FLOODING CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE
THROUGH TONIGHT...WITH ANY DECREASE IN RIVER LEVELS BEING VERY MINOR.

IN CASCADE COUNTY...FLOODING OF BELT CREEK...NEAR THE TOWN OF
ARMINGTON IS BEING REPORTED. THE RISING WATER HAS AFFECTED SEVERAL
BUILDINGS AND HOMES. IN THE MONARCH AREA...HUGHESVILLE ROAD HAS BEEN
CLOSED. FLOODING HAS ALSO BEEN REPORTED ON THE SMITH RIVER 13 MILES
SOUTH OF ULM. THE MISSOURI RIVER COULD BEGIN TO AFFECT LOW LYING
AREAS IN THE CITY OF GREAT FALLS ALONG RIVER DRIVE SOUTH...BETWEEN
THE CENTRAL AVENUE BRIDGE AND 3RD STREET SOUTH.

IN CHOUTEAU COUNTY...REPORTS OF FLOODING HAVE BEEN RECEIVED FROM
THE HIGHWOOD MOUNTAINS. UPPER HIGHWOOD CREEK ROAD HAS BEEN CLOSED
FROM BURLEY HILL ROAD TO THAIN CAMPGROUND.

IN FERGUS COUNTY...THERE ARE NUMEROUS ROAD CLOSURES...AND SMALL
STREAMS ARE OUT OF THEIR BANKS. IN PARTICULAR US 191 IS CLOSED
BETWEEN LEWISTOWN AND HILGER...AT MILE MARKER 10. THE MISSOURI RIVER
NEAR LANDUSKY CONTINUES ABOVE FLOOD STAGE. THE RIVER STAGE WAS 27.4
FEET EARLY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THE RIVER IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO
RISE TO AROUND 28 FEET THIS EVENING. AT 28 FEET...MOST OF JAMES KIPP
CAMPGROUND AND VICINITY WILL BE UNDER WATER.

IN JUDITH BASIN COUNTY...FLOODING ON THE JUDITH RIVER...BEAVER
CREEK...ROSS FORK CREEK...AND COTTON WOOD CREEK CONTINUE.
ADDITIONAL SMALL STREAMS SOUTH OF STANFORD ARE ALSO AT OR ABOVE
BANKFULL. NUMEROUS ROADS HAVE BEEN WASHED OUT OR ARE UNDER WATER
SOUTH OF STANFORD AND SOUTH OF HOBSON.

IN BLAINE COUNTY...FLOODING IS AFFECTING LOCATIONS AROUND HAYS AND
LODGE POLE...INCLUDING HIGHWAY 66. HIGHWAY 66 IS CLOSED FROM THE
INTERSECTION OF US 191 TO HAYS AND ALSO FROM HAYS TO HARLEM.
SEVERAL HOMES AND BUSINESSES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY RISING WATER IN
THESE LOCATIONS. ADDITIONAL FLOODING IS LIKELY FOR LOCATIONS ALONG
THE EAST SIDE OF THE BEARS PAW MOUNTAINS.

IN MEAGHER COUNTY...FLOODING OF SPRING CREEK ROAD HAS BEEN REPORTED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN AUTOMOBILES. NEVER DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO
AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. FLOOD WATERS ARE USUALLY
DEEPER THAN THEY APPEAR. JUST ONE FOOT OF FLOWING WATER IS POWERFUL
ENOUGH TO SWEEP VEHICLES OFF THE ROAD. WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED
ROADS MAKE THE SMART CHOICE...TURN AROUND...DONT DROWN.
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