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Governor declares state of emergency in area


April 19, 2018

Havre Daily News/Ryan Welch

Water released from Fresno Reservoir gushes into the Milk River as more water runs over the spillway at the dam Wednesday. Melting snow has filled the dam and flooded the region, damaging roads and inundating fields. Officials hope inflow will drop to Fresno soon, reducing how much water is going out into Milk River

Gov. Steve Bullock declared a state of emergency due to flooding including for Chester, Blaine, Hill and Liberty counties and the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, within days of Hill and Blaine counties declaring their emergencies and the city of Harlem temporarily ordering an evacuation of residences north of the railroad tracks.

The evacuation order has since been lifted, and Blaine and Hill counties both reported this morning that tributaries to the Milk River seem to have dropped some, although Blaine County reports the river, closing in on record flood levels near Harlem, continues to...

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