HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte as we speak introduced the state of Montana has requested the Federal Emergency Administration Company (FEMA) activate the Particular person Help program underneath the presidential main catastrophe declaration because of the devastating impacts the current flooding has had on Montanans’ non-public property and livelihoods.
“No Montanan ought to must undergo what our neighbors impacted by flooding have,” Gov. Gianforte mentioned. “With entry to the Particular person Help program, Montanans who’ve had houses destroyed or property broken by this catastrophe could have extra assets to get well and rebuild.”
The governor’s request demonstrates the necessity for direct federal help to impacted owners and communities in Park, Carbon, and Stillwater counties. This consists of preliminary harm assessments to main residences and buildings, in addition to the extreme impression on the area’s out of doors and tourism industries that make use of many Montanans within the space.
Moreover, affected communities are primarily in areas that aren’t simply accessible or wouldn’t have alternate routes, making residents notably vulnerable to each speedy and long-term penalties of the catastrophe.
The federal assist that accompanies the activation of the Particular person Help program will complement state and native assets already at work to assist Montanans impacted by the flooding.
On June 14, Gov. Gianforte formally declared a statewide catastrophe attributable to flooding after verbally authorizing the declaration Monday, June 13.
On June 16, President Biden accredited the state’s request for a presidential main catastrophe declaration, which supplied entry to the Public Help and Hazard Mitigation Grant packages for Park, Stillwater, and Carbon counties.
The governor’s request to activate the Particular person Help program will be discovered right here.