As of 1:30 p.m. on Apr. 26: A local state of emergency continues to unfold in Lamont County.
 
Five properties were surrounded by water and nine more roads were closed.
 
"Basically we are trying to keep up as much as we can but the situation does remain rather fluid," said Lamont County communications coordinator Heather Atkinson.
 
The homes have just one road going in and out, which is under 3 ft of water right now.
 
"They were told to evacuate, but chose not to they felt that they were well supplied and able to deal with the situation. We have been helping them however, we do have an Argo that we’ve been using to ferry them across the water from their home to their vehicles on the other side. They’ve been able to get to work and appointments get supplies groceries, they are not stranded, they are not going through this alone," said Atkinson.
 
She reminded the public to be aware that this is an ongoing issue and there is wide spread flooding across the county. Roads will be covered in water, washed out and dangerous to travel on in places.
 
The public is also reminded not to move or go around any barricades.
 
Atkinson noted this is the worst flooding the county has seen since 1997.
 
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