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Flooding continues to impact Missoula neighborhood

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Flooding continued to impact residents in Missoula's Tower Street neighborhood Monday. 

Residents say the flood waters on Kehrwald Drive got deeper over night, leaving many residents pumping water out of their basements Monday morning. 

Kehrwald Drive resident Doug Pryor took his boat out Monday morning. He has the rig on standby since the water is too high to drive his vehicle to get to and from his home.

"It came up from about 11:30-11:45 a.m. was when I checked,” he said. “It has come up about six inches from then and it is rising as we speak."

Because the water is rising so quickly Pryor’s cleared everything from his office and greenhouse. He even took out his fence on one side of his house and moved part of another fence.

Many other area residents are working hard too.

"We have been sandbagging and then we have pumps pumping in the house and they are pumping water from the crawl space to the outside of the sandbags," said Tower Street resident Sean O’Brien.

O'Brien and her friends are working hard to keep water outside of her house so she can stay inside her home and wait for the flood waters to recede.

For others it's a different story. Some people chose to evacuate their homes temporarily.

While others like Pryor will stick it out for now and plan for what’s to come when the waters recede.

“We'll have to come back in with dump trucks and put everything back together,” Pryor said.

The Clark Fork River was expected to crest Monday and more rain is expected through Tuesday. 

The flooding started early Sunday morning, hitting Kehrwald Drive the hardest. It also impacted the adjacent Tower Street Open Space park. That park is closed until flood waters recede.

Many residents in the area are no strangers to the significant spring flooding. The area was hit hard in 2011.

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