Monday, May 14th 2018
AN UPDATE: The main sandbagging location has moved from S. 3rd to Fort Missoula, it will be open this week from 9am-8pm. The Missoula Flood Support Page has put out a call for volunteers to help especially at Fort Missoula and East Missoula Fire Department. They need people with trucks to haul pallets of sand and people to help stack sandbags. (Flood waters have receded but are expected to be back in the major flood stage in Missoula again by the end of the week)
Friday, May 11th 2018
Residents of approximately 60 homes in the Orchard Homes area have been told by the Sheriff’s Office to evacuate and roadblocks remain in the Orchard Homes area. Residents who are under an evacuation order are not being allowed back in past the roadblocks.
Residents around the evacuation area are strongly advised to make emergency preparations to evacuate, as flood waters are expected to continue to rise.
An evacuation order remains in effect for the following areas:
Tower Street, north of 3rd Street
Nancy Lou Drive
Keck Street and Stone Street – north of Flamingo Drive
Off Mullan Road
Due to danger from flooding conditions, residents are being ordered to evacuate immediately. Residents affected by the order are asked to check in at the information trailer set up in the Wheat Montana parking lot on the corner of 3rd and Reserve.
Christ the King Church, located at 1400 Gerald Ave. in Missoula is on standby.
Seeley Lake: Mission Bible Fellowship at 3158 Highway 83 in Seeley Lake is on standby.
Residents seeking shelter should call 1-800-272-6668.
Tower Street will be closed to all traffic
Nancy Lou Drive will be closed to all traffic
Stone Street north of Flamingo Drive will be closed to all traffic
Schmidt Road will be closed to all traffic
A flood information line (258-INFO)
Staffed Monday-Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Callers will hear an updated recording after hours. A public information trailer is set up at the Wheat Montana parking lot at 2520 S 3rd St W. and is staffed from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Information is posted after hours.
Another good resource is the Facebook page… MISSOULA FLOOD SUPPORT
Missoula County Office of Emergency Management
They’re coordinating with United Way of Missoula County and there has been a flood-relief fund established to assist folks affected by the rising waters. The first grants will buy sand for sandbags. To donate, go to https://www.missoulaunitedway.org/ Donate and earmark your gift for Flood Relief. Look for the flood relief checkbox.
Follow Missoula County, Montana – Government, Missoula County Sheriff’s Office, and Missoula County 9-1-1 for the latest information and warnings.
Missoula County Office of Emergency Management is also posting media updates, resources and fact sheets on the County’s media releases webpage every afternoon. Feel free to post any questions and concerns to Missoula County. https://www.missoulacounty.us/…/office-of-…/des/flood-safety
Register for text, phone and/or email emergency updates at Smart911 https://www.smart911.com/
Flooding Hotline and Info Booth
For the latest updates on flooding in Missoula County, call the OEM hotline at 406-258-INFO (4636). The line is staffed from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. An information booth also is set up at Wheat Montana parking lot, 2520 S 3rd St. W.
Daily flood fact sheets and other information updated regularly on https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5787/
If you come across a hazard, please fill the Public Hazard Reporting Form to report it. https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/rf6uvjqv25jv#tab=entryForm
Safety is the top priority at all times. Make sure you are in a safe location before reporting a hazard and do not drive through or enter flooded areas. Call 9-1-1 immediately if there is an emergency situation.
The American Red Cross of Montana continues to operate a flooding evacuation shelter at the Christ the King Parish, 1400 Gerald Ave., in Missoula. Residents seeking shelter should call 1-800-272-6668.
Anyone who needs emergency assistance in the event of an evacuation order should contact 911.
Missoula Sandbagging Volunteer Registration: https://veoci.com/veoci/p/form/su3ncw43q8qn