Tester schedules seven additional flood outreach meetings

Various agencies plan to be on hand for 17 meetings

(U.S. SENATE) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced seven additional flood outreach meetings for Montanans impacted by the flooding across the state.

Tester’s staff will host 17 flood outreach meetings across Montana in early July. The sessions are designed to connect residents affected by flooding to resources available from state and federal agencies.

Joining Tester’s representatives at many of the meetings will be the U.S. Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA’s Rural Development and Risk Management agencies, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Human Resource Development Council, the Montana Red Cross, the Montana Department of Revenue, the Montana Disaster Emergency Services Division, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Tester also invited the Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance to participate in the meetings.

Tester’s staff will have materials on hand from the Montana Department of Natural Resources, the Office of the Commissioner of Securities and Insurance, the Montana Department of Disaster and Emergency Services, the Montana Secretary of State, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Internal Revenue Service’s Disaster Program.

Today’s additions to Tester’s staff flood outreach meeting schedule are:

Carbon County
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Carbon County Extension Office
128 South Main Street, Joliet
Representative: Rachel Court

Thursday, July 14, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Red Lodge Carnegie Library
3 West 8th Street
Representative: Rachel Court

Carter County
Friday, July 8, 2011
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Carter County Courthouse Courtroom
214 Park Street
Representative: Penny Zimmerman

Fallon County
Friday, July 8, 2011
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Baker Senior Center
420 W. Montana Avenue
Representative: Penny Zimmerman

Lewis and Clark County
Monday, July 11, 2011
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lewis and Clark County Library
Conference Room
120 S. Last Chance Gulch
Representative: Shannon Lewis

Stillwater County
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Columbus City Hall
408 East 1st Avenue North
Representative: Rachel Court

Wibaux County
Thursday, July 7, 2011
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Wibaux County Courthouse Courtroom
203 S. Wibaux Street
Representative: Penny Zimmerman

The previously scheduled meetings are:

Big Horn County
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Little Big Horn College
Library Programs Room
1 Forestry Lane, Crow Agency
Representative: Rachel Court

Wednesday, July 6, 2011
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Big Horn County Public Library
419 N. Custer, Hardin
Representative: Rachel Court

Broadwater County
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
3:00- 5:00 PM
Broadwater County Courthouse
Commissioners Meeting Room
515 Broadway, Townsend
Representative: Pam Haxby-Cote

Dawson County
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Dawson Community College
Toepke Center Auditorium
300 College Drive, Glendive
Representative: Penny Zimmerman

Fergus County
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Lewistown Public Library
701 West Main Street, Lewistown
Representative: Robyn Madison

Hill County
Monday, July 11th, 2011
11:00 – 1:00 PM
Hill County Courthouse
Timmons Room
315 Fourth Street, Havre
Representative: Cheryl Ulmer

Jefferson County
Monday, July 11, 2011
10:00- 12:00 PM
Jefferson County Local Development Corporation
County Extension Office Board Room
309 East Legion Avenue, Whitehall
Representative: Pam Haxby-Cote

Musselshell County
Friday, July 8, 2011
12:00 – 2:00 PM   
Roundup Community Center
700 3rd Street, Roundup
Representative: Rachel Court

Sweet Grass County
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Carnegie Public Library
314 McLeod Street, Big Timber
Representative: Jennifer Madgic

Valley County
Monday, July 11, 2011
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Valley County Courthouse
201 Court Square, Glasgow
Representative: Penny Zimmerman

Tester’s staff previously held a series of 12 flooding-related outreach sessions at the end of May. Tester also recently launched tester.senate.gov/flood, a resource website for flood victims.

Montanans are always welcome to call Tester’s office toll-free at 866-554-4403, or visit any of his 8 field offices across Montana.