Montana Wildfires (DR-1340)

Incident period: July 13, 2000 to September 25, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on August 30, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

October 23, 2000
News Release
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.
October 23, 2000
News Release
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.
October 12, 2000
News Release
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.
October 12, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- Time is running out for individuals and business owners who sustained physical losses as a result of this summer's wildfires. People who live, own a business or work in one of the 48 counties and six reservations declared a major disaster area as a result of the wildfires have about two weeks left to register for state and federal disaster assistance.
October 5, 2000
News Release
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.
October 4, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- Almost $1 million in disaster assistance funds have been issued to Montana residents and businesses since the August 30 presidential disaster declaration following the state's disastrous wildfires. And more than 1900 people who suffered property loss or damage, or economic injury as a result of the fires and land closures, have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance programs.

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