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Evacuation Preparedness in Jefferson County

It’s late afternoon in August, you look out your window and a typical bright summer day is suddenly growing very dark. You step outside and the air is filled with a thick brown haze blotting out the sun, and you can hardly make out your...

 By DOUG DODGE    Community    June 22, 2022

How to Prepare For Flooding

While Jefferson County has thankfully not experienced the historic flooding that neighboring counties have, their struggles are a sobering reminder to act now to prepare for flooding. Jefferson County has many areas that are vulnerable to this...

 By DOUG DODGE    News    May 4, 2022

Getting Ready for Montana Fire Season

While wildfire is the most likely major hazard we face in Jefferson County, our preparedness plans should be flexible enough to help us through any hazard we may face. We call this an all-hazard approach to preparedness. Every hazard will have its...

 By DOUG DODGE    News    March 14, 2018

Snowpack high in county

The current snowpack in Jefferson County can be summed up easily: we are in it up to our waists. If you live in the high country, or have spent time there recently, this comes as no surprise. The National Weather Service confirms this with their... Full story


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