The Missoula County Public Works’ Building Division and the Missoula County Floodplain Administrators completed inspecting the exteriors of residences in the Keck Street, Stone Street, Nancy Lou, Tower Street, Hamel Road, and Harpers Bridge Road areas. These homes have been marked with a placard indicating whether or not the home is safe to enter and re-occupy. However, some homes were inaccessible due to floodwaters. Building officials will return to complete their inspections when it is safe to do so. So while evacuation ORDERS have been lifted for specific areas, if the residence is deemed unsafe by the Building Division and Floodplain Administrators due to flooding damage, residents should adhere to the placard posted on the exterior of their home. A green placard indicates no exterior damage was visible, the residence is safe, and power and water can be turned on. A yellow placard indicates restricted use, meaning the residence is safe to enter but only in a limited capacity due to water in a crawlspace or first floor living areas. If a yellow placard is posted on the exterior, an interior home inspection must be done. Please call 258-3701 to schedule an interior home inspection. A red placard indicates that the residence is unsafe and should not be entered or occupied. DO NOT remove placards until utilities are restored. Inspections will continue today in the Schmidt Road and off-Mullan Road areas. These inspections are being done to determine if the residence is safe to enter and occupy based on visible structural damage caused by flooding. Inspectors will not be entering homes, this is an exterior inspection only.
A copy of the recovery packet is available at https://www.missoulacounty.us/home/showdocument?id=29080. If your residence has sustained damage due to flooding, please complete the 2018 Citizen Flood Damage Report found at http://bit.ly/MissoulaFloodDamage. Data compiled from this form is used as an indicator of flood damage throughout Missoula County to help determine whether this incident meets federal thresholds for individual assistance (financial). Completing this form does not guarantee financial assistance. Not completing this form may disqualify you from receiving individual assistance. This form is for flood damage within Missoula County only. This form should be submitted by June 8, 2018. If you are unable to complete this form using the link, you may call 258-INFO (4636) between 9:00 AM to noon or from 3:00 – 7:00 PM from Monday (6/4/18) through Thursday (6/7/2018).
A reminder to residents that the Tower Street Conservation Area remains CLOSED due to floodwaters and unsafe conditions.
The water level on the Clark Fork River above Missoula is no longer in flood stage and is currently sitting at 8.21 feet as of 10 a.m. Wednesday. Current forecasts predict the river to remain out of flood stage through next week. The most up-to-date river forecasts are available at https://water.weather.gov/ahps2/index.php?wfo=mso.