Missoula County offering up sandbags as floodwaters rise

Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 14:20:04-04

MISSOULA – Local officials are offering up sandbags as spring runoff and rising waters continue to bring flooding to parts of Missoula.

Waters began hitting the Orchard Homes area — specifically the north end of Tower Street including Kahrwaldt Drive and Stone Street.

The National Weather Service reports that the Clark Fork River above Missoula reached minor flood stage late on Monday morning.

A Flood Warning remains in effect for the  Clark Fork River above Missoula until 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

NWS advises folks not to enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth. 

Empty sandbags are available at Missoula County Public Works on 6089 Training Drive west of the airport.

Sand may be purchased from local vendors.

Click here for more information on flooding preparedness from the Missoula County website.

The National Weather Service advises not to enter or cross flowing water or water of unknown depth.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.

The above videos are of the Bitterroot River in the Target Range area taken by Melissa Rafferty on 4.29.18. The top video is near Kelly Island and the lower video is of the area by the Maclay Bridge.

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