Additional Disaster Relief Approved for Montana Floods | State

HELENA — State and federal disaster officials today announced that additional aid is available in response to the severe flooding currently affecting the state. Residents of Carbon, Park and Stillwater counties can now register with FEMA for assistance if they have been damaged by the flooding. This is in addition to aid previously made available to reimburse eligible communities for damaged public infrastructure and emergency relief costs.

To help individuals and households affected by the floods, FEMA has programs that provide financial assistance with temporary housing costs, basic home repairs and other essential disaster-related needs. FEMA may also refer to other local, state, federal and voluntary aid programs.

First, if you haven’t already, contact your insurance company and file a claim for the damage caused by the disaster. You don’t have to wait to start cleaning up, but be sure to take photos or videos of the damage and keep all receipts for repair work.

If you have uninsured or underinsured losses, seek assistance from FEMA. You can do this in several ways:

Visit DisasterAssistance.gov and click on “Apply online”

Call 800-621-3362 (800-462-7585 TTY). Multilingual operators are available. The toll-free numbers are open every day from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. MST. If you’re using a relay service, such as a video relay service (VRS), a closed-caption phone, or others, give FEMA the number for that service.

Download the FEMA app for smartphones or mobile devices

Information about applying for low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans for businesses and residents is available online at: www.SBA.gov/disaster† You can also call or email 800-659-2955 [email protected]† TTY users can call 800-877-8339.

SBA offers federal low-interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes, and most private non-profit organizations.

In addition to financial aid from FEMA or the SBA, signing up may direct you to additional federal, state, and local disaster relief programs or assistance from volunteer organizations.

It is helpful to have the following information to hand:

  • Address of the home/construction where the damage occurred (address before the disaster)
  • Current email address
  • Current phone number
  • Insurance Information
  • Total annual household income
  • Citizen service number
  • Routing and account number for checking or savings account (this allows FEMA to transfer disaster relief funds directly to a bank account)
  • A description of disaster damage and losses

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