08.13.21

Daines, Tester, Rosendale Secure Federal Support for Northeast Montana Families, Farmers, Ranchers Recovering from Severe Windstorm

U.S. CONGRESS– U.S. Senators Steve Daines and Jon Tester and Congressman Matt Rosendale today announced that they secured a Major Disaster Declaration to help communities in northeast Montana recover from a severe windstorm that left many without power. This announcement comes after the Montana delegation sent a letter to President Biden making this request. 

“Families, farmers, ranchers and businesses in northeast Montana have been struggling since the dangerous windstorm in June. I’m glad to see relief coming to Montana to help with repairs that will get folks back to everyday life,” Daines said.

“This summer’s extreme weather has wreaked havoc across our state, and the June storms in Northeast Montana caused significant damage that far outstrips the ability of our state and local governments to recover from without support,” said Tester. “I am pleased that FEMA listened to our request for relief, and I will hold the Administration accountable to ensure these funds reach the ground swiftly so the folks affected by this storm can begin rebuilding as quickly as possible.”

“This afternoon’s announcement from FEMA of a major disaster declaration is the first step in getting our state the assistance that it needs to deal with this difficult period of extreme wind” Rosendale said. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done as a delegation to get this declaration, and the cooperation we’ve seen between state, local and federal officials. I’m going to continue to work with our partners to ensure that our state gets as far along the road to recovery as quickly as possible.” 

Last week, Daines, Tester and Rosendale urged President Biden to grant Montana this federal relief, read the letter HERE. 

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