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Flood Preparation

Dave Coleman, Sheridan County Emergency Management Coordinator

Flood Preparation

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA TODAY BRINGING SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. ANY DOWNPOURS FROM STORMS WILL BE BRIEF AS THE
STORMS SHOULD MOVE QUICKLY. THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME STRONGER AS

Flood update

Parts of Sheridan County has been under a flood warning due to flooding in areas.

All creeks in the Sheridan Area have risen significantly since yesterday. We urge all residents that live near our streams to keep a close eye on them. They should be prepared to evacuate if conditions warrant.

Flood Watch update

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
418 AM MDT SAT MAY 21 2011

CRAZY MOUNTAINS-NORTHEAST BIG HORN MOUNTAINS-SHERIDAN FOOTHILLS-
418 AM MDT SAT MAY 21 2011

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MONTANA...SOUTH CENTRAL MONTANA...SOUTHEAST MONTANA AND NORTH
CENTRAL WYOMING.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

Flood Watch Update

The Sheridan Area continues to be under a Flood WATCH which means conditions are suitable for water to rise, the forecast is NOT predicting a flood at this time.

All of the area streams are still well below Flood State. We have had an increase in water levels less than 6 inches since yesterday. 5/19/11

Create a 3-day kit

Another important facet of the crisis plan for your family is a survival kit. In the event of an emergency, you will want to be armed with all the necessary provisions, With the right supplies, you will be able to react quickly and efficiently and will be better able to care for your family.

Know the Terms

Familiarize yourself with these terms to help identify a flood hazard:

Flood Watch: Flooding is possible. Tune in to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

Flash Flood Watch: Flash flooding is possible. Be prepared to move to higher ground; listen to NOAA Weather Radio, commercial radio, or television for information.

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