FEMA Approves Yellowstone County for Individual Assistance and Flathead County for Public Assistance Funding | New

FEMA Region 8 Press Release

Helena, Mont.– The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved Montana’s request for Yellowstone County to receive individual assistance funding and Flathead County to receive public assistance funding in the wake of the severe storm and June Floods between June 10 and July 5, 2022. The Major Disaster Declaration was amended on July 22, 2022.

With this addition, individual assistance programs are available for disaster survivors in Yellowstone County through emergency assistance, a crisis assistance and training program, disaster unemployment assistance, disaster legal services, and financial assistance through the Individuals and Households Program (IHP). Financial assistance and direct services are available for eligible individuals and households with uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.

Federal funding is also available to qualifying state, tribal, local governments, and certain private nonprofit organizations in Flathead County on a cost-share basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by violent storms and floods. This amendment makes public assistance funding available to Flathead, Treasure, Yellowstone, Sweet Grass, Carbon, Park and Stillwater counties.

If you or your business suffered damage during severe June storms and flooding and you reside in Yellowstone, Treasure, Sweet Grass, Flathead, Carbon, Park, or Stillwater counties, you may be eligible for federal assistance. The deadline to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance is August 29, 2022.

Residents of designated counties can apply online at assistancecatastrophe.govby calling 800-621-3362 or using the FEMA Mobile App. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned phone, or other service, give FEMA the number of that service. Individuals who have submitted damage reports to their municipality or county through online assessment tools will still need to start a new case and file information with FEMA.

For an accessible video on how to seek FEMA assistance, go to youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw.

Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation Specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at [email protected]

For more information on FEMA’s support for flood and severe storm recovery in Montana, visit https://www.fema.gov/disaster/4655. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at https://twitter.com/femaregion8

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