Governor Gianforte Requests Presidential Major Disaster Declaration


August 30, 2023

HELENA, Mont. – Governor Greg Gianforte today requested President Joe Biden issue a presidential major disaster declaration due to flooding in Montana in May and June.

The governor’s request is for the counties of Carbon, Daniels, Fergus, Garfield, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Petroleum, Phillips, Stillwater, and Treasure.

“At the end of May, Montana received a ridge of high pressure and accompanying rainfall that stayed over the state until the end of June,” Gov. Gianforte wrote in a letter to Pres. Biden. “Due to a previous flooding event in April, the soil had a high concentration of water l...

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