Montana Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1996)
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
August 12, 2011
HELENA, Mont. -- To meet the needs of the community, the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Montana disaster recovery officials announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Lewistown will remain open after August 19 as an SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Center.
August 12, 2011
HELENA, Mont. -- Residents who were affected by flooding may be waiting to have their homes inspected by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for damage. The damage inspection is part of the recovery process. As of Friday, 1,175 applicants had registered and FEMA inspectors had completed 903 home inspections." We are working quickly to meet the needs of those affected by the disaster," said Federal Coordinating Officer Doug Mayne.
August 10, 2011
HELENA, Mont. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved more than $2.4 million in disaster assistance to Montanans affected by flooding. As of Wednesday, August 3, the following is a summary of federal assistance to individuals in counties affected by the flooding from April 4- July 22, 2011:
August 9, 2011
HELENA, Mont. -- Disaster recovery can be a lengthy process but a critical first step is applying for assistance. The online site www.DisasterAssistance.gov can assist individuals in taking charge of their recovery.
August 8, 2011
HELENA, Mont. -- President Obama amended Montana's disaster declaration on July 26 to include assistance directly to individuals for housing and other needs. Shortly after the declaration, FEMA had community relations specialists in Roundup talking directly to residents about assistance available.
August 4, 2011
HELENA, Mont. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened a disaster recovery center in Joliet to assist individuals, households and businesses that were affected by the storms and flooding this spring in Montana. The Joliet center opened officially at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3 and is staffed with disaster recovery specialists who can provide information and answer questions about flood related assistance. Hours will be 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the first few days then hours may change based on need.
Incident period: April 4, 2011 to July 22, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on June 17, 2011