With warmer temperatures, the snow pack is melting, and local rivers and creeks are rising.   Low lying areas can experience flooding.   If you are affected by flooding, here are some tips to help keep you safe.

  • Avoid walking or driving through waters, Turn Around, Don't Drown!
  • Don't walk through a flooded area.  Just 6 inches of moving water can knock you down.
  • Don't drive through a flooded area. A car can be carried away in just 2 feet of water.
  • Keep away from downed power lines.
  • If there is a chance of flash flooding, move to higher ground immediately. 

Sandbags are available at the Florence Fire Station, 234 Holloway Lane, in the upper area of the rear parking lot.  If assistance is needed, please contact the Florence Fire Department at 273-2357.

If floodwaters are endangering or entering a residence or business, or if you feel that you are in danger due to rising floodwaters, dial 911 for immediate fire and rescue assistance.

Spring burning for 2016 is open.    Burn permits are required in Ravalli and Missoula Counties.  Please go on line to:app.mt.gov/burnpermit or you can use the link above to obtain a permit.  

It is important to follow all rules and requirements in the permit and to activate your permit each day you plan to burn.  Through out the burning season, please monitor weather conditions, and make sure your fire is in control at all times.  

After you burn, please check your burn pile or fields over the next several days to make sure they are "dead" out.  Fires can re-kindle days or even weeks after they have been burned.                                                                       Be Fire Safe!                           


                                                     In case of emergency, call 911.





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Florence, Montana

Burn permits required between March 1 and November 31 of each year.

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Free Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, June 11, 2016,     from 8 am - 12 Noon, at the  Florence Fire station on Holloway Lane,

(behind Town Pump)

  Fresh pancakes, eggs, bacon and sausage will be served. 

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