Chippewa Cree Tribe assesses damage after flooding disaster
The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana is assessing conditions on the Rocky Boy's Reservation after suffering through major flooding.

Tribal leaders and Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) toured the reservation to look at the damage. Schweitzer said he will request a disaster declaration through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to clear the way for federal funds to the tribe.

"It's going to be a tedious, long process to do an accurate assessment," Chairman Raymond Parker Jr. told The Great Falls Tribune.

More than 200 homes remained without drinking water as of Wednesday. About 47 families still haven't been able to return to their homes.

A number of roads and bridges were washed out by the flooding. The road to the only clinic on the reservation was among those damaged.

Get the Story:
Rocky Boy's Reservation recovering from flooding (The Great Falls Tribune 6/24)
Schweitzer, tribal leaders tour flood-damaged Rocky Boy's Reservation (KRTV 6/23)
Chippewa Cree leader: 'We're out of crisis mode' (AP 6/24)

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