Governor declares statewide disaster in response to floods

#weather-forecast-simple .block-title { margin-bottom: 0; } #weather-forecast-simple .block-title .tnt-svg { opacity: .5; } #weather-forecast-simple .item-day { border-bottom: 1px solid rgba(0,0,0,.07); } #weather-forecast-simple .item-day a { padding-top: 10px; display: block; height: 70px; overflow: hidden; color: #222; } #weather-forecast-simple .item-day a:hover { background-color: rgba(0,0,0,.03); } #weather-forecast-simple .weather-index-icon { font-size: 32px; } #weather-forecast-simple .day-name { margin-bottom: -3px; } #weather-forecast-simple .icon { width: 65px; margin-right: 5px; } #weather-forecast-simple .high { font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold; } #weather-forecast-simple .low { opacity: .7; font-size: 18px; margin-left: 2px; } #weather-forecast-simple .space { opacity: .4; } 7 Day Forecast Holly Michels

The governor on Tuesday issued a statewide disaster declaration, citing historic flooding in Carbon, Park and Stillwater counties, in addition to flood warnings across Montana.

The executive order was signed by Lt. Gov. Kristen Juras as acting governor while Gov. Greg Gianforte is traveling out of the country.

“With rapid snowmelt and recent heavy rains, communities in south-central Montana are experiencing severe flooding that is destroying homes, washing away roads and bridges, and leaving Montanans without power and water services,” Gov. Greg Gianforte said in an emailed statement Tuesday.

“Today’s disaster declaration will help impacted communities get back on their

View Source