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Members of Crow Tribe crowd shelter to escape flooding

Nearly 400 members of the Crow Tribe of Montana are staying at a shelter off the reservation as the state deals with the worst flooding in decades.

The American Red Cross of Montana set up the shelter on the campus of Montana State University Billings. The facility is housing 391 people, including more than 100 children.

"We were really grateful for that," tribal member Aretha Brown told The Billings Gazette of the help provided by the Red Cross.

Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D) will take a helicopter tour of the Crow Reservation and the Northern Cheyenne Reservation today. The area was among the hardest hit by rains and flooding.

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Red Cross shelter at MSUB nearly at capacity (The Billings Gazette 5/27)
Governor to tour Crow, Cheyenne reservations on Friday (The Billings Gazette 5/27)
Officials: Montana floods could be worst in decades (AP 5/26)

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