Chippewa Cree Tribe declares disaster due to major flooding
The Chippewa Cree Tribe declared a disaster due to major flooding on the Rocky Boy's Reservation in Montana.

About 300 homes are without running water and the entire reservation has been placed on a boil water order. At least 38 families have been evacuated due to high water levels and heavy rains have washed out bridges and roads, including the one to the only heath clinic on the reservation.

The Agency Dam is threatening to overflow, raising concerns of additional damage. There's nowhere for it to go," administrative officer Neil Rosette told the Associated Press of the water.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is expected to arrive on the reservation today. Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) is also expected to assess damage and push for federal assistance.

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Soggy spring causing mayhem (The Great Falls Tribune 6/23)
Flooding: 200 families without drinking water on Rocky Boy's Reservation (AP 6/22)
Floods at Rocky Boy Reservation (KFBB-TV 6/22)

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