HELENA – The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s floodplain program say they’re not too concerned with possible flooding after last night’s warm up.
Officials say people may see ice jams because there is always a potential when there is this sort of freeze-thaw, but they have not seen any signs of that recently.
People may see ponding of water in localized areas, low-lying, or in fields.
Michelle McNamee, DNRC Flood Plain Specialist, says ice jams and associated floods from runoff can be covered with flood insurance.
“And so now is an important time to look into flood insurance, if anyone in Lewis and Clark County is interested they are eligible regardless of where they live. I think some important points for people this time of year, is to know that we get a lot of our ice jams towards the end of January/February/March time frame,” said McNamee.
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