NEWS

2 Weeks left for FEMA

News Release

Two Weeks Left to Apply for FEMA Individual Assistance

Helena, Mont. – Montana residents with uninsured losses resulting from June’s severe storms and flooding have until August 29, 2022 to apply for FEMA disaster assistance.

Homeowners and renters in Carbon, Park, Stillwater, and Yellowstone County can apply for FEMA assistance online at disasterassistance.gov, by calling 800-621-3362 or by using the FEMA mobile app. If you use a relay service, such as video relay (VRS), captioned telephone or other service, give FEMA the number for that service.

As of August 15:

  • FEMA has approved over $2.3 million in assistance to individuals and households.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved more than $7.7 million in disaster loans for homeowners, renters and businesses.
  • The National Flood Insurance Program has received 103 claims and paid $3.2 million.

Disaster Recovery Centers in the following locations can help with applications and provide face-to-face information and guidance about disaster assistance:

  • Yellowstone County, United Way of Yellowstone County, 2173 Overland Ave., Billings, MT 59102. Open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday (closed on Sundays).
  • Carbon County, Fromberg Methodist Church, 14 Montana Ave., Fromberg, MT 59029.
    • Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.
    • It will be open on Thursday, August 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will permanently close at 5 p.m. Saturday, August 20, 2022.

 

Long-term, low-interest disaster loans for homeowners, renters, businesses, and nonprofits from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) may be available to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other sources.

Homeowners and renters should submit an SBA disaster loan application even if they are not sure they will need or want a loan. If SBA cannot approve your application, in most cases you will be referred to FEMA’s Other Needs Assistance program for possible additional assistance.

August 29, 2022 is the deadline to apply to the SBA for physical property damage. The deadline to apply for economic injury is March 30, 2023.

SBA is operating Business Recovery Centers (BRC) where applicants can meet with SBA representatives and get help applying for any of SBA’s low-interest disaster loans. BRCs are open in the following locations:

  • Park County, Gardiner Community Center, 208 W. Main St. Gardiner, MT 59030. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • Park County, Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 303 East Park St. Livingston, MT 59047. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.
  • Park County, Super 8 Motel by Wyndham, Conference Center, 303 East Main St., Cooke City, MT 59020. Open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at disasterloanassistance.sba.gov/ela. For more information or assistance with SBA disaster assistance please contact SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. For people who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability, please dial 7-1-1 to access telecommunications relay services.

For an accessible video on how to apply for FEMA assistance, go to youtube.com/watch?v=WZGpWI2RCNw.

 

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.

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FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.

 

 

Carol A. Garcia

Deployed to DR-4655 MT

Intergovernmental Affairs Manager

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Tribal Liaison| External Affairs | Region 8

Office: (303) 202-8959 | Mobile: (720) 415-4816

carol.garcia@fema.dhs.gov

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency
fema.gov

 


Thursday 6pm NEW Flood update Information

 June 23, 2022 – Park County Flooding Update

 

For immediate release: June 23, 2022

Media contact:
Kory Johnson, Park County Flooding public information officer
Kory.Johnson@usda.gov
Cell: 406-606-2086

Evening Update:

  • Silver Gate water has been deemed safe for consumption by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality.  Homes, restaurants, and other structures that are connected to Gardiner’s public water supply can resume normal use.  Structures connected to private wells should follow Health Department guidance.
  • Point of Rocks Bridge on 89S is OPEN. Guard rails are still under repair.
  • Cinnabar Basin Road will be closed to all traffic, including locals, as repairs are made from 7am-4pm Monday-Friday next week.
  • Green waste from the flood will be accepted only at the Chico green boxes this Friday 06/23/22 from 10am-4pm until further notice.
  • The 89 North Highway bridge is safe for travel but its status could change depending on any future movement on the train bridge.
  • A Gardiner Multi Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be this Saturday June 25th at the Gardiner School from 2-5pm.   County residents can be connected with relief organizations for help.
  • Flood Recovery Information Guide is being distributed county wide.   Digital copies can be found on the flood Facebook page as well as the Park County website.   This guide will help walk residents through the recovery processes.

Water Update
If you are on a private well and have questions about water safety or testing, please call the Park County Health Department 406-222-4145.

 

Flood impacted residents in Park County are strongly encouraged to fill out a Personal Property Damage Form as soon as possible. Data from this assessment will be used to determine potential eligibility for additional resources through federal or state channels. This survey will be important for determining what types of assistance programs may be available to residents. The more self-assessments that can be completed, the better the state can coordinate available resources. All homeowners, regardless of the level of damage, are encouraged to fill out the self-assessment here or by using camera to scan the QR code (to right).

Contact Info
For all non-emergency questions, call the Park County Information Hotline at 406-222-4131. This hotline will be open 8 AM to 10 PM.

Updates are posted throughout the day at the Park County Flooding – June 2022 Facebook page.

 

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Kory Johnson
Public Information Officer (T)
Forest Service

Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Butte Ranger District

c: 406-606-2086


Kory.Johnson@usda.gov

1820 Meadowlark Lane
Butte, MT 59701
www.fs.fed.us
Caring for the land and serving people

Carnival In Town

Stop by the Chamber Today

Open til 6 pm.
If you were affected by the flood in any way stop buy for your discounted tickets


Donations

Click on this link today for assistance or to donate to the Greater Gallatin United Way.


Updated Restaurant and Bar List for Park County

**Each business may alter their hours and regulations, so we will be updating this list frequently. Please contact the Livingston Area Chamber at (406)222-0850 or chambermaids@hotmail.com if you know a business that has changed their hours or regulations recently. Thank you!

Download the full list here.

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New Year’s Eve Events

Let’s celebrate the end of 2021!

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Livingston Area Chamber 2021 Membership Drive!!

Join us for our 2021 Membership Drive! EXTENDED THROUGH THE END OF SEPTEMBER

112 Years of Membership, economic prosperity, support, and drive from the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce! Join us today to continue this effort in our community! Help us reach our goal of 100 Chamber Members, by joining today! Refer a Business to get $25 off your Membership Account when they sign up.

MAKE SURE THE NEW CHAMBER MEMBER BRINGS ONE OF THESE IN WITH THEM, WITH YOUR BUSINESS NAME ON IT.
(One discount limited per existing Members)
FIRST Chamber Member Testimonial! – Kylie Purcell with Montana Dog Company! 
We need our dedicated Chamber Members to send in their testimonials! Why are YOU a Chamber Member?
***These videos can be sent to Chambermaids@hotmail.com to be shared through social media and possibly put on our website.

Park County EVENT LIST!

All Park County events may change. The list will be updated frequently adding new events, and ensuring all other events haven’t been cancelled or otherwise changed.

PLEASE, contact us with any known event changes or new events to add at (406)222-0850 or Chambermaid@hotmail.com. THANK YOU!

MOST RECENTLY UPDATED VERSION OF THE PARK COUNTY EVENT LIST! 


Livingston Area Visitor Center IS HIRING

THE LIVINGSTON AREA VISITOR CENTER IS HIRING!

PART TIME JOB

30-40 HRS/WEEK

STARTING AT: $12/HR

STARTING DATE: ASAP!!

Fun job dealing with travelers and locals!

Positive, cheerful, work environment.

Do you like helping nonresidents’ find their way to a great Livingston adventure? Do you enjoy a fun work environment? Come join our team TODAY in the Visitor Center!

Please come see us Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm at 303 East Park St. Livingston, MT

Students and ALL Ages welcome to apply!

CALL: 222-0850 with any questions.


95th Annual Livingston Roundup Parade

ALL PARADE PHOTOS ARE IN A FACEBOOK ALBUM ON OUR CHAMBER FACEBOOK PAGE HERE. IF YOU HAVE PHOTOS FROM THE PARADE THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE, PLEASE SEND THEM TO CHAMBERMAIDS@HOTMAIL.COM

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THIS PARADE POSSIBLE!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME OR RESOURCES OR BOTH TO HELP US PUT ON THE 95TH ANNUAL LIVINGSTON AREA CHAMBER ROUNDUP PARADE!

SPONSORS 2021:

City of Livingston

Community Closet

Livingston Roundup Association

Mountain Air

LBID

Bears Den

Office Lounge

Private Sponsor

KINGDOM MOVERS- sounds system

CHAMBER BOD:

-Jennifer Estes and family

-Bobbi Jo Boeh

-Callie Carroll

-Patricia Grabow

-Jamie Rebsom

-Richard Lowe *Past Member*

BANNER CARRIERS:

City of Livingston Public Pool Lifeguards, Park High Cheerleaders, Vicki Petri, Julie Higgs, Skylar Higgs, Gordon Dellwe, Dennis Dellwe, Lexi Melin, Annabelle Smith, Sabra Wilton, Kamryn Miller

FIXED PARADE BANNERS:

Avery’s Artworx

GRAND MARSHALL:

Michael McCormick

Livingston Food Resource Center

JUDGES:

Denise Nevin, Stacey Boucher, Julie Walker, Wendy Tittman, and Debbie Perryman

ANNOUNCERS and SPOTTERS:

John Nelson, Loui Armentaro, Rusty Trzpuc, Jenny Stringer, Ann DiPastina, Allie Feigel, Robin Addicott

SAFETY MONITORS and ROAD BLOCKERS:

Whistler Towing, Christina Nelson, Jackie Feigel, Brian Deckard, Morgan Squires, Linda Jacovik, Aiden Alkine, Jan Lukenbill, Jodi, Nicole Maher, Anna, and Judy.

PORTA POTTIES:

Crazy Mountain Industries

If we have left anybody left of the list, we do appreciate you and ALL of our extended family of volunteers!

THANK YOU FOR COMING OUT!


COVID-19 Information

During this time of uncertainty, the Livingston Chamber of Commerce wants to help you and your business succeed and stay safe. The resources blow are here to help you stay up to date, healthy, and educated about COVID-19. Funding IS available for business and rental assistance. Please call the Livingston Chamber of Commerce with any questions. 

1-406-222-0850

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