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Yellowstone County DES provides sand and sandbags in preparation for the potential flood

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As Billings continues to be under flood watch, the city is providing sand as well as sandbags for residents and businesses in need.

You can find one of the locations at the Blue Creek Volunteer Fire Department to pick up sandbags and sand.

Other locations where you can get sand are in Worden, Huntley, and the soccer field in Laurel.

KULR-8 spoke with Gary Waddingham who is volunteering for a club called HAM radio. He said he has seen light traffic throughout the day with people in need of sand. He also said since the river levels are predicted to be smaller than initiated, he thinks people are not too worried about the flooding.

Waddingham said people should still be prepared.

"You never know exactly how bad it's gonna be," Waddingham said. "We have a lot of prediction products that the weather service and other organizations put out, but even the best prediction products can't absolutely tell you what's gonna happen and it's better to do a little over preparation than under preparation. When the water comes, it can come fast. It can bring trees with it, it can bring an enormous amount of destruction with it very, very quickly."
 

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