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Chippewa Cree Tribe declares disaster due to major flooding

The Chippewa Cree Tribe of Montana has issued a disaster declaration after widespread flooding on the Rocky Boy's Reservation.

Six roads on the reservation have been closed and 18 homes have been flooded, the Associated Press reported. Some 38 more homes have seen roof damage.

More than a foot of rain has fallen in the past two weeks. This marks the third time in the last four years when heavy rain has led to flooding and other problems on the reservation.

The tribe's declaration will lead to a direct line of funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Get the Story:
Chippewa Cree tribe declares flooding disaster (AP 6/5)
Ebb and flow: Northcentral Montana officials considering emergency declarations for flooding (The Great Falls Tribune 6/5)
Flooding devastates park, local areas (The Havre Daily News 6/4)

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