Helena, MT -- A total of $513,152 in grants and more than $2.4 million in low-interest disaster loans have been issued to Montana residents and businesses since President Clinton declared Montana a major disaster area on August 30. The disaster declaration was for wildfires that hit the state between July 13 and Sept. 25. More than 2,100 applications have been received from individuals and businesses sustaining property loss or economic injury as a result of the fires and land closures, according to federal and state disaster officials.
Helena, MT -- The first in a series of application deadlines is coming up next week, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. Monday, Oct. 30 is the application deadline for individuals who sustained damage to real and personal property and businesses that sustained physical damage.
Helena, MT -- Although the fires are mostly out, the next disaster could be waiting in the wings. Now is the critical time to prepare for the potential floods that may result from the fires. Restoration efforts are in full force, but rain and snowmelt can wash away soil, sending torrents of water across barren ground and pushing streams over their banks.
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