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Rosendale Advises Montanans To Prepare For Spring Flooding Now Most Flood Insurance Policies Have A 30-Day Waiting Period


March 18, 2020

HELENA, Mont. — Insurance Commissioner Matt Rosendale is advising Montanans to prepare for spring flooding by purchasing flood insurance well in advance of warmer temperatures and snowmelt.

Flood insurance policies typically do not take effect until 30 days after purchase, so people should plan ahead for properties at risk of flooding.

“People living near rivers or streams should be especially mindful, as ice jams can cause flooding earlier in the season than many expect,” Rosendale said. “One ice jam on the Yellowstone a few years ago flooded about 800 acres of our ranch pasture an...

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