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 13, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- Representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State of Montana will host a mobile Disaster Information Center in Missoula, Montana to provide information on disaster assistance programs for individuals and businesses that were impacted by the state's recent wildfires. Representatives from FEMA, other federal, state, and local agencies, and volunteer organizations will be on hand to talk with people about the programs that provide assistance. The Center's location and hours are as follows:
September 9, 2000
News Release
Helena, MT -- Individuals and businesses affected by the wildfires that began July 13 are urged to register for disaster assistance made available by President Clinton's declaration of Montana as a major disaster area. Disaster assistance may be available if you live or work in one of the 28 declared counties and two reservations and have property or personal belonging losses not reimbursed by insurance or have suffered economic injury as a direct or indirect result of the fires. To register call: 1-800-745-0243 or (TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing impaired.)
August 30, 2000
News Release
Washington, DC -- Federal disaster aid was made available today for families and businesses victimized by wildfires that have raged in central and western Montana beginning July 13, according to the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). FEMA Director James Lee Witt said President Clinton ordered the assistance under a major disaster declaration issued this afternoon following a review of the agency's analysis of the state's request for federal relief submitted yesterday.


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