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Sep 9, 2019

Tester Announces More Than $9 Million for Flood Plain Mapping in Montana

$9,282,000 to help prepare for, mitigate catastrophic flooding

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced more than $9 million has been awarded to help Montana floodplain managers map and prepare for potential flooding each spring.

Tester secured the $9,282,000 through the National Flood Insurance Program, which is administered by the Federal Emergency Management Administration and will help make sure Montana’s flood plain maps are as up-to-date and accurate as possible.

“Flooding is unavoidable in Montana, so we have to be prepared,” Tester said. “This money will give Montana’s floodplain managers as much data as possible, and help them keep our homes, businesses, and families safe.”

Floodplain mapping uses tools to chart elevation and assess other risk factors such as proximity to bodies of water like lakes and rivers for areas prone to flooding, to give floodplain managers prepare for and mitigate potential hazardous flooding.

Tester has fought continuously to keep Montanans secure from natural disasters like flooding. As Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee Tester secured $85 million to update flood hazard mapping last year, and he delivered $17 million to fix roads damaged in 2017’s historic flooding.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.


Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768


Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647


Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586


Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462


8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974


130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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