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Jun 15, 2022

Tester, Daines, Rosendale Urge Presidential Disaster Declaration in Response to Historic Flooding

U.S. Senators Jon Tester and Steve Daines and Congressman Matt Rosendale today sent a letter to President Biden urging him to approve the State of Montana’s request for a major disaster declaration as a result of severe weather and substantial rainfall.

“We write today in support of the State of Montana’s major disaster declaration request as a result of severe weather and substantial rainfall throughout much of the state that began on June 10, 2022,” the Montana delegation wrote. “…The impact of this flooding will continue to have a profound impact on the region’s economy for some time and swift assistance will help repair the damage to homes, businesses, and livelihoods of Montanans. We urge you to promptly approve this request for a major disaster declaration and look forward to your timely response.”

The State of Montana submitted a disaster declaration request to the federal government on June 15, 2022 in response to major flooding across south-central Montana, which has resulted in significant property damage to homes, businesses, roads, sewers, water systems and Yellowstone National Park. Acting Governor Kirsten Juras declared a statewide disaster on June 14, 2022. Approval of the major disaster declaration by the President will activate critical FEMA assistance and support recovery efforts.

The full letter can be found HERE.

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


208 North Montana Avenue
Suite 104
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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