The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
President Obama Signs Montana Disaster Declaration
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Montana and ordered Federal aid to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a wildfire during the period of June 25 to July 10, 2012.
Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the wildfire in Powder River and Rosebud Counties and the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures for all counties and Tribes within the State of Montana.
W. Craig Fugate, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Thomas J. McCool as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.