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Apr 7, 2014 12:18 PM by Jason Laird - Q2 News

Spring flooding still a real concern

BILLINGS - The Montana Department of Emergency Service has issued a report reminding Montanan's across the area that the risk for flooding remains high.

With changing spring weather conditions, flooding may occur along many creeks, streams, and rivers the next few weeks.

The National Weather Service is forecasting a warming trend over the next several days, that when combined with above average snowpack could cause water-levels to rise rapidly.

Officials remind residents living in low-lying areas prone to flooding to take preventative measures.

The National Weather Services also warns travelers to never cross a roadway that is under water. It only takes a slight amount of running water to float a vehicle.

Residents are also reminded that there is a 30-day waiting period from the date flood insurance is purchased before the policy goes into effect.

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