The Federal Emergency Management Agency says about 70 staffers will work with state and local officials to survey flood damage in Montana.

Agency spokesman Ricardo Zuniga says state and local governments are expected to submit more than 500 projects for reimbursements, including road and bridge repairs, culvert replacements and similar work.

The agency held its first briefing Thursday in Billings to guide local officials on the grant process.

Meanwhile, forecasters say high temperatures on Thursday will trigger minor to moderate flooding over the weekend on rivers and streams across the state.

The prediction of more high water comes as many communities struggle to recover from weeks of flooding that inundated hundreds of houses and left many roads and bridges in need of repair.

Associated Press