LARGE FALLS – Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale is currently warning Montanan to prepare for spring floods by purchasing flood insurance before it’s too late. Many people were affected by the recent Choteau flood, but were only grateful that their homes had not been affected like others.
Polly Cunningham, residing in Choteau, says “It wasn’t affected at all because we only have two bases where nothing but mud exists, so when we got the water there it ran out after a while and it didn’t affect us, and it never put the house at risk same. “
Although the water levels along the river bank seem non-threatening, Arin Peters, who is the Senior Service Hydrologist, has this to say. “If you live in an area that is prone to flooding, it is always important to make sure that you have your flood policy because these policies take 30 days to get started, so now would be the time to buy them and put them in place before the start of the runoff and before the spring flood is a concern. “
According to Matt Rosendale’s office, the flood is the number one natural disaster in the United States, which is why it should be taken seriously.