President Declares a Major Disaster for Montana

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Release date: 
August 2, 2012
Release Number: 
HQ-12-068

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal aid has been made available for the state of Montana to supplement the state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a wildfire during the period of June 25 to July 10, 2012. 

Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the wildfire in Powder River and Rosebud Counties and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and tribes within the state of Montana.

Thomas J. McCool has been named Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  McCool said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
September 27, 2012 - 09:45
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