- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 11, 2016

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Flooding from heavy rains in Phillips County isn’t expected to have as large of an impact as previously predicted.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/2d3ZS1V ) that flood warnings have been lifted for much of the county, but remain for the Milk River in Tampico until Saturday night.

In Glasgow, the river is above flood stage and could crest at 29 feet Thursday. Earlier forecasts predicted the crest to be around 31 feet, about six feet above flood stage.

The county has received about four to eight inches of rain since last week, with some places getting as much as 10 inches.

Several residents voluntarily left their homes as water levels rose to avoid being cut off by submerged roads.

Officials say it’s still too early to assess damage from the flooding.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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