The Powder River in eastern Montana happens to be the first dealing with flooding issues. Specifically, and ice jam seven miles south of Broadus is their culprit and causing concern.

  • According to the National Weather Service on Monday, March 27th, 2023
  • WHAT...Flooding caused by an ice jam continues.
  • WHERE...Powder River County along the Powder River at and south of Broadus.
  • WHEN...Until 600 PM Wednesday.
  • IMPACTS...Flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations is imminent or occurring.
  • Depending on ice behavior, any release of the ice jam could result in sudden rises of water, leading to a rapid flooding situation. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 118 PM on Monday, Powder River County officials report flooding continues in the warned area.
  • Only the ice jam 7 miles south of Broadus persists. All others have dispersed.
  • People downstream from the warned area along the Powder River in northeast Powder River County should also remain alert and be prepared for ice jamming and possible flooding.
  • Some locations that will experience flooding include... The Broadus vicinity, and areas up to 10 miles south of Broadus along the Powder River.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Do not drive on or attempt to cross flooded roads, find an alternate route.
  • Roads and driveways may be damaged or washed out in places. Stay away or be swept away. River banks can become unstable and unsafe.
  • Move livestock and farm equipment to safe locations.
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A Flood Warning is quite serious. As defined by the National Weather Service: "Flood Warning: Take Action! A Flood Warning is issued when the hazardous weather event is imminent or already happening. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or occurring."

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