Emergency Management of Butte-Silver Bow recommends that residents of Melrose prepare for flood watch conditions that may start as early as May 9.
Sand and sandbags will be available to the public at no charge and can be found at the Melrose Firehall, the county said in a news release.
Butte-Silver Bow recommends that the sand and sandbags be used in protecting structures from possible flood waters. It is also recommended that residents move stock, farm equipment, and feed from low-lying areas.
For more information on sand and sandbags, please call 406-497-6565. For emergency flooding issues, call 911.
More information about preparing for a flood can be found at mt-buttesilverbow2.civicplus.com/724/Floods.