Bullock requests federal disaster declaration for flooding in Montana

HELENA – Gov. Steve Bullock on Monday requested a major disaster declaration from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide more resources to the state from the federal government for cleanup and recovery from widespread spring flooding.

“Montanans have come together to help our friends, neighbors and communities respond to the devastating impacts of flooding these past few months. Today I issued a request for additional resources from our federal partners to ensure recovery needs are met and we can continue to support our neighbors in the aftermath of these challenging floods,” he said in a news release.

The declaration would enable the state and counties to request federal assistance to repair damaged roads, culverts, and bridges.