06.15.22

Daines, Tester, Rosedale Urge Presidential Disaster Declaration in Response to Historic Flooding

U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale today sent a letter to President Biden urging him to approve the State of Montana’s request for a major disaster declaration as a result of severe weather and substantial rainfall.

“We write today in support of the State of Montana’s major disaster declaration request as a result of severe weather and substantial rainfall throughout much of the state that began on June 10, 2022,” the Montana delegation wrote. “…The impact of this flooding will continue to have a profound impact on the region’s economy for some time and swift assistance will help repair the damage to homes, businesses, and livelihoods of Montanans. We urge you to promptly approve this request for a major disaster declaration and look forward to your timely response.”

The State of Montana submitted a disaster declaration request to the federal government on June 15, 2022 in response to major flooding across south-central Montana, which has resulted in significant property damage to homes, businesses, roads, sewers, water systems and Yellowstone National Park. Acting Governor Kirsten Juras declared a statewide disaster on June 14, 2022. Approval of the major disaster declaration by the President will activate critical FEMA assistance and support recovery efforts.

The full letter can be found HERE.