Flood Aid to Montana Reaches $2.4 Million

August 12, 2011

The Federal Emergency Management Agency says it has so far approved $2.4 million in flood disaster aid in Montana.

Unusually heavy rain and a late-melting snowpack resulted in rising water and flooding across the state this spring and into July. It prompted an emergency declaration and a response from state and federal officials.

FEMA reported Wednesday that most of the assistance so far has been for housing expenses, which includes repairs and temporary rental assistance.

The agency says it has so far inspected 763 homes and a total of 1,020 people have registered with FEMA for assistance.

The agency says registration can be done over the Internet or over the telephone.

The disaster declaration approved by President Barack Obama covers 16 Montana counties and three reservations.

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