By Tim Leeds 

Individual disaster assistance approved


Residents of some Montana counties and Indian reservations — including Hill County and the Fort Belknap reservation — may now have some additional assistance available for flood problems.

The U. S. Department of Homeland Security announced Wednesday that President Barack Obama approved Gov. Brian Schweitzer's request that individual assistance be part of the disaster declaration Obama made for Montana after flooding starting April 3 caused widespread damage in the state.

The disaster declaration Obama made June 17 had only covered public infrastructure. The new declaration now makes d...

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