|These are pictures from KBZK Bozeman News station. The woman on the canoe is floating down main street!|
But I have to be proud of my little town-Blackhawk!, a gun accessory manufacturer that just moved to Manhattan about a year and a half ago, gathered up all their employees and heavy equipment and pitched in alongside the emergency teams. They managed to get all the water pumped out of the park (on the left in the bottom picture) and over to an area that could drain. Then they drained all the basements. Now comes the cleanup-today there was a huge dump trailer outside the grocery store and it was heaping full of damaged materials. A bank that hasn't even broken ground for the branch they are opening here provided lunch yesterday and a dear couple that own the famous Sir Scott's Oasis provided Friday's lunch. Stan and I are hoping to help out this week, even if it's bringing lunch to the helpers.
|Draining water from the grocery store's basement.|
|The little grocery store. (Where the windows are)|
|The lady is from Manhattan Bank, probably touching base about cleanup. Manhattan Bank is very community minded.|
This isn't a precedent. I understand the town floods every so many years.
|This is a snapshot from the Gallatin Historical Society showing the flood in 1928. Identical to the picture from Friday except the trees are smaller.|