WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Montana to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by ice jams and flooding during the period of March 1-16, 2014.
 
The President's action makes federal funding available to stateand eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by ice jams and floodingin Broadwater, Dawson, Golden Valley, Jefferson, Lake, Musselshell, Park, Pondera, Prairie, Ravalli, Richland, Rosebud, Sanders, Stillwater, and Wheatland counties.
 
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
 
Gary R. Stanleyhas been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.Stanley said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.