FEMA opens office to support Chippewa Cree Tribe with recovery
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has opened a new office in Montana to support the Chippewa Cree Tribe with recovery efforts.

President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration to cover the Rocky Boy's Reservation, which suffered at least $6 million in damage from heavy storms and flooding. The FEMA office will help the tribe prepare documents that will be needed in order to be reimbursed for recovery work.

"We're going to work as quickly and hard as we can to make sure applicants get every penny for which they are eligible," Ricardo Zuniga of FEMA told The Great Falls Tribune.

Hundreds on the reservation went without safe water for weeks after the storm. The road to the Indian Health Service clinic washed out so tribal members are receiving care at a makeshift building and are seeking services off the reservation

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