Flood Recovery Information

Free Legal Help Available for Montana Flooding Survivors

A free legal help hotline is now available for Montana Flooding survivors. 

The hotline is available to connect survivors to free legal services in qualifying counties who cannot  afford an attorney. Survivors can call (888) 743-5749

Hotline callers may get help with legal issues like: 

  • FEMA and SBA financial benefits 
  • Home repair contracts and property insurance claims 
  • Re-doing wills and other important legal documents destroyed in the disaster
  • Price gouging, scams, or identity theft  
  • Landlord or tenant problems, or threats of foreclosure 
  • Disability-related access to federal, state, and local disaster programs 

Survivors can call the hotline anytime and leave a message if calling after hours. Survivors who speak a language other than English can request interpretation when calling. 

Hotline partners cannot help in all cases. For example, we cannot take cases where a settlement could  include legal fees or an award. But we can refer those cases to other legal help. 

For up-to-date information on free legal services for survivors, media members can contact our  partners in these languages: English. 

Survivors should be aware that the FEMA deadline to apply for assistance ends on August 29, 2022.  

The Disaster Legal Services (DLS) program works with state and local partners to provide free legal  help for low-income disaster survivors. The service is a partnership between the American Bar  Association Young Lawyers Division, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), State  Bar of Montana, and Montana Legal Services Association.

Irrigation facility repair grants of up to $250,000 per project - MT DNRC

Recognizing that agriculture is an important part of Montana’s economy and has its own infrastructure needs, the Infrastructure Advisory Commission voted to designate $10 million of Competitive Grant funds for agricultural irrigation projects. This ARPA program will help improve Montana’s irrigation infrastructure while providing water quality benefits. The Infrastructure Advisory Commission approved $8,799,153 in ARPA Irrigation Grants and Governor Gianforte concurred with that recommendation, awarding those projects ARPA grant funds. 

The Infrastructure Advisory Commission voted to designate the remaining $1,200,847 of the Irrigation Grant funds to assisting irrigation systems damaged by spring flooding of 2022.   

  • Grants will be limited to $250,000 per project.  DNRC will review projects for completeness an eligibility.  Eligible projects will be certified and presented to the Infrastructure Advisory Commission on a “first come first serve” basis.  Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant as quickly as possible for edits.  Match is required (HB 632) and match rate will be considered as a “tie breaker” for eligible projects.

FEMA Individual Assistance in available for those impacted by the flooding in Carbon County.

UPDATE - DISASTER RECOVERY CENTERS CLOSING SOON

The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Roosevelt Jr. High School will permanently close on August 12 at 6 p.m. 

The DRC at Fromberg Methodist Church will close on August 13 at 7 p.m.

Survivors of June’s flooding and severe storms can still apply for FEMA assistance by phone, online or mobile app. Survivors can also still apply in person at the Disaster Recovery Centers in Yellowstone County.

Homeowners and renters in Carbon, Park, Stillwater, and Yellowstone counties can apply for FEMA assistance online.

FEMA financial assistance may include money for temporary housing, basic home repairs or other disaster-related needs such as childcare, transportation and medical, funeral or dental expenses.

 

Disaster survivors have until August 29, 2022 to apply for FEMA assistance.

If you have additional questions, contact the disaster assistance helpline at 800-621-3362 to speak with a representative or visit a disaster recovery center. To find a location near you, visit FEMA.gov/DRC.

 

Contact the FEMA Mitigation Helpline at 833-FEMA-4-US (833-336-2487) for information on resilient building practices. Mitigation specialists are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MDT. You can also email the team at FEMA-R8-Hmhelp@fema.dhs.gov.

For more information about FEMA’s support to Montana’s flooding and severe storms recovery, visit www.fema.gov/disaster/4655. Follow the FEMA Region 8 Twitter account at https://twitter.com/femaregion8.

Apply online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

Apply by phone at the FEMA Helpline phone number at 1-800-621-3362 (TTY: 800-462-7585).

Disaster Recovery Center open in Carbon County

FEMA Mobile Disaster Recovery Center in Red Lodge
Roosevelt Middle School
413 S. Oakes Ave, Red Lodge, MT 59068
Hours will 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7 days a week.

VIDEO: How to apply for FEMA Assistance

Watch for more details (English with subtitles)

Emergency Work in the Flood Plain

If you did work or need to do work in the flood plain as a result of the flood. Please follow this link for information on permits, etc.

Carbon County Flood Incident Interactive Map

Updated as soon as possible when new information is available. For questions on road closures, detours, port-a-potty and hand wash locations, etc. check here. 

Red Lodge Area Community Foundation Disaster Assistance Application

Red Cross Flood Recovery Assistance Information

Billings Realtor Flood Recovery Assistance for Primary Residences

Your volunteer hours can help with future funding but we need documentation.

Please download and fill out the appropriate form below and email it in.

send to: donations@co.carbon.mt.us
or drop off at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation.

Questions may be sent to this email address as well.

To Register to volunteer or donate goods:

To Make Monetary donations (RLACF):

Past Incident Information

Safety

Information

Be Aware of Scam Artists

June 23, 2022 11:15am Following a natural disaster, many businesses, voluntary, faith-based, and community-based organizations, government agencies and committed citizens come together to try and

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Mold And Mildew concerns

June 23, 2022 11:10 am Mildew (mold in early stage) and molds grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, foods,

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Links

Clean Up

Information

Be Aware of Scam Artists

June 23, 2022 11:15am Following a natural disaster, many businesses, voluntary, faith-based, and community-based organizations, government agencies and committed citizens come together to try and

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Mold And Mildew concerns

June 23, 2022 11:10 am Mildew (mold in early stage) and molds grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, cardboard, wallpaper, carpets, drywall, fabric, plants, foods,

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Organic Material Disposal

6/15/22 2:45 P.M. The drop off location for organic debris (trees, branches, leaves) in the Red Lodge area has changed – Red Lodge Fire Rescue

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Floodplain Work

6/16/22 5:20 P.M. If you need to do emergency work in the floodplain or have already done so, please notify the Carbon County Floodplain Administrator.

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Links

Insurance, etc.

Information

Emergency work in the Flood Plain

For those living in the Floodplain -Immediately following a disaster, an Emergency Notification needs to be sent to the Floodplain Administrator describing any emergency work

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DES Flood Damage Form

6/17/2022 – The City of Red Lodge is asking that anyone impacted by the recent flooding to fill this DES form out. The survey will help

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Montana State Auditor

Troy Downing, Commissioner of Securities & Insurance, presented to the group at the Civic Center at 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, June 16, 2022. Information was

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Links

Assistance, Volunteer, Donations

Information

Volunteer Forms have been updated

After continued research, the team has discovered we need to indicate the location that volunteer hours were performed. The forms on Carbonalert.org/incidents have been updated.

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Volunteer Time Tracking

6/15/22 7:08 P.M. Carbon County Volunteers – So many in our county have been tirelessly helping out their communities. Now you can help out even

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How To Volunteer

TO VOLUNTEER: https://carbonalert.org/incidents/ Our community is wonderful! We are receiving many calls on how to volunteer or donate. Click the link above and fill out

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Links

June 19, 2022 – Volunteer forms have been updated to include the location of the work. If you have previous forms, please write the location of work on those.