Gibson Flats residents fighting floodwaters

Posted at 11:42 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 17:57:07-04

GREAT FALLS – Cascade County has seen flooding over the last few days and one area in particular is still fighting floodwaters.

The Gibson Flats area on the southeastern edge of Great Falls sits in a 100-year floodplain, according to Cascade County officials.

It’s also in an area with negative drainage, which means the area does not easily drain water.

Gibson Flats residents said the floodwaters have gotten worse over the past few days.

They believe the flooding is due to drainage from the city of Great Falls. Some residents added it’s the worst they have seen since the 1980s.

The Cascade County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies, Disaster Emergency Services, Public Works, and volunteer fire departments have handled several flood issues throughout the week.

They advised calling 911 for any flood emergencies.

Reporting by Margaret DeMarco for MTN News