Missoula County inspecting flood damaged buildings

Posted at 10:04 AM, Jun 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-05 12:04:44-04

MISSOULA – County officials are continuing to work on assessing properties after the worst flooding that Missoula’s seen in decades.

The Missoula County Public Works Building Division and the Missoula County Floodplain Administrator are continuing to inspecting the exteriors of residences in the Keck Street and Stone Street areas.

Authorities say the inspections are being done to determine if the residence is safe to enter and occupy based on visible structural damage caused by flooding. Inspectors will not be entering homes.

The Orchard Homes area, Tower Street and Harpers Bridge areas in Missoula, Hamel Road in Frenchtown and Elk Creek Road near Sunset Hill Road in the Greenough/Potomac area as well as Cramer Creek Road in Clinton continue to be affected by flooding.

County officials are offering up information for those you have been hit by flooding. A copy of the recovery packet is available here. Anyone whose home has sustained damage due to flooding is asked to complete the 2018 Citizen Flood Damage Report, which can be found here.

County officials note that the data is used as an indicator of flood damage throughout Missoula County to help determine whether this incident meets federal thresholds for individual assistance. It should be noted that completing the form does not guarantee financial assistance. However, not completing this form may disqualify you from receiving individual assistance.

This form should be submitted by June 8, 2018. If you are unable to complete this form using the link, you may call 258-INFO between 9 a.m. until noon or from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. through Wednesday.

The water level on the Clark Fork River above Missoula is no longer in flood stage and forecasts predict the river to trend downward through next week. The most up-to-date river forecasts are available here.

The Bitterroot River is no longer in flood stage and is expected to crest at 9.62 feet on Tuesday after which it is predicted to trend downward through next week.