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Harlem area anticipates flooding

Temperatures this week have Blaine County officials on edge as they wait to see if creeks and coulees burgeoning with freshly melted snowpack will force the evacuation of some families near Harlem and Fort Belknap.

If water overflows the banks of Thirtymile Creek north of Harlem, it could displace as many as 10 families, and potential flooding in Fort Belknap could affect as many as five families, said Vandy Damany, director of emergency services for the American Red Cross in north-central Montana.

So far, water has stayed within the banks of Thirtymile Creek, but officials warned that plen...


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