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Biden declares 10 Montana counties a disaster after June flooding

By: - October 12, 2023 4:42 pm

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Federal Emergency Management Agency officials announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Montana to supplement state, local and tribal recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from June 1-8, 2023.

The declaration by President Joe Biden makes public assistance available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by flooding in the counties of Carbon, Daniels, Fergus, Garfield, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips, Stillwater and Treasure.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Alana B. Kuhn has been named federal coordinating officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas.

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