Tester on FEMA's Montana Assignments


Senator Jon Tester is dedicating much of his time at home in the treasure state to dealing with flood issues.

Beginning Tuesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, known as FEMA is deploying teams to Montana to provide more assistance and to begin assessing damage from widespread flooding.

Tester is a member of the homeland security committee, which oversees FEMA.

The first FEMA team is expected to provide assistance and coordination to flooded communities. Another team, due in Montana later this week, is expected to travel with Montana National Guard troops and begin the damage assessment process.

The state must document at least one million dollars in damage to qualify for a presidential disaster declaration. Tester says the treasure state will unfortunately meet that requirement fairly easily.