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

September 27, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- The first checks from the Individual and Family Grant Program that helps pay the costs of disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other disaster assistance programs have been sent to victims of the Montana wildfires.
September 25, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- For individuals who suffered property damage or were economically injured by the recent wildfires or forest and land closures, legal help is now available under an agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division.
September 21, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) toll-free registration line for those affected by Montana's recent wildfires has changed hours and is now open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday at 1-800-745-0243 (TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- or hearing-impaired).
September 19, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- State and federal officials are reminding Montanans to be on the alert for swindlers who move in after a disaster and prey on vulnerable disaster victims. "In the aftermath of a disaster, it is common for unscrupulous people to try to take advantage of victims," said Federal Coordinating Officer Carlos Mitchell. "People need to be aware that con artists will exploit disaster victims by preying on their fears and vulnerability."
September 19, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- Disaster assistance is now available for an additional 20 Montana counties and four Indian reservations, federal and state officials announced today. This assistance for individuals and businesses comes following a review of additional information regarding impact as a result of the recent wildfires and forest closures.
September 18, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- If you are facing foreclosure or eviction as a result of Montana's recent wildfires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may be able to provide some relief.

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