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Areas in Montana are at an increased flood risk

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Many areas in Montana are at an increased flood risk due to recent wildfires that have burned more than one million acres around the state.

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation officials say these lands are prone to flooding, as wildfires dramatically change the terrain and ground conditions.

Wildfires leave the ground barren, and unable to absorb water.  State Farm Insurance agent Mike Miller, says it's important to have a conversation with your insurance provider about flood insurance.

Miller says, "Biggest thing is talk to your agent.  See A, what type of flood zone you live in, what the cost would be to have something like that, because sometimes protection can be pretty inexpensive depending on where you're at.  And sometime it can be very expensive if you are in a high flood zone.  So I think it's worth the conversation with your agent."

 

Story by Charlie Misra, Beartooth NBC.
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