By Tim Leeds 

FEMA disaster center to open in Chinook


The Federal Emergency Management Agency will open a Disaster Recovery Center in Chinook to help people with questions about filing for assistance for flood damage.

The center opens officially at 1 p. m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and will be open 9 a. m. to 7 p. m. through Monday, Sept. 19.

Centers already have operated in Havre and the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation.

President Barack Obama declared a federal disaster in Montana due to flooding this spring, allowing local governments and cooperatives to apply for assistance. He later amended the declaration to allow private property and busine...

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