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Crow Tribe starts assessing damage after massive flooding

The Crow Tribe of Montana is starting to assess the damage from the worst flooding to hit the reservation since 1978.

The tribe said flooding has damaged at least 75 homes. More than 200 people have taken shelter at sites off the reservation.

"We're still trying to catch up with everything," spokesperson Jared Stewart told The Billings Gazette.

There was good news yesterday with the reopening of a major interstate that runs through the reservation. Tribal members who were stranded in Lodge Grass are now able to receive supplies after losing electricity for more than two days.

But there was also a warning not to drink water without boiling it first. "We still have contaminated water," Stewart told the paper.

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Time to 'regroup,' assess damage on Crow Reservation (The Billings Gazette 5/26)
Officials warn that Crow Reservation water supply is contaminated (The Billings Gazette 5/25)
Crow tribe searches for residents stranded by flood, much of Montana staves off rising waters (AP 5/25)

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