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Initial estimates put flooding damage at $2.85M

By Associated Press
Published On: Jun 06 2013 01:16:36 PM MDT

HELENA, Mont. -

Emergency officials say counties and reservations in northern and central Montana are estimating the flooding damage to roads, culverts and bridges at $2.85 million.
    
Gov. Steve Bullock has declared an emergency for 15 counties and two reservations after two weeks of rain that produced more precipitation than some areas see in a normal year.
    
Department of Military Affairs spokesman Maj. Timothy Crowe said Thursday 13 of the 17 local governments reported road damage. Crowe says the $2.85 million estimate is based on that reporting and further assessments are being conducted.
    
The areas reporting the most damage are the Rocky Boy's and Fort Belknap reservations, along with Hill and Blaine counties.
    
Crowe says there are no injuries or families requiring shelter. The counties and tribes are assessing the damages to homes.