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Tester schedules 10 Flood Outreach Meetings across Montana

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State and federal agencies will join Senator Tester’s representatives in flooded communities.Senator Jon Tester has directed his Montana staff to schedule 10 Flood Outreach Meetings for Montanans impacted by severe flooding across the state.

Tester’s representatives will host the two-hour information sessions throughout Montana in early July. The sessions are designed to connect residents affected by flooding to resources available from state and federal agencies.

Tester is inviting to each meeting representatives from USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Rural Development and Risk Management Agency, the Montana Department of Revenue, the Montana Disaster Emergency Services Division, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Red Cross, local Food Banks, the Human Resource and local Councils on Aging.

The ten public meetings will be similar to an information session Tester organized in mid-June, when he provided information to Billings-area farmers and ranchers affected by flooding.

Tester’s staff will be available to all Montanans during the following outreach meetings:

Big Horn County

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Little Big Horn College, Library Programs Room

1 Forestry Lane, Crow Agency

Representative: Rachel Court

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Big Horn County Public Library

419 N. Custer, Hardin

Representative: Rachel Court

Broadwater County

 Tuesday, July 12, 2011 3:00- 5:00 PM

Broadwater County Courthouse, Commissioners Meeting Room

515 Broadway, Townsend

Representative: Pam Haxby-Cote

Dawson County

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Dawson Community College, Toepke Center Auditorium

300 College Drive, Glendive

Representative: Penny Zimmerman

Fergus County

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Lewistown Public Library, 701 West Main Street, Lewistown

Representative: Robyn Madison

Hill County

Monday, July 11th, 2011 11:00 – 1:00 PM

Hill County Courthouse, Timmons Room

315 Fourth Street, Havre

Representative: Cheryl Ulmer

Jefferson County

Monday, July 11, 2011 10:00- 12:00 PM

Jefferson County Local Development Corporation

County Extension Office Board Room

309 East Legion Avenue, Whitehall

Representative: Pam Haxby-Cote

Musselshell County 

 Friday, July 8, 2011 12:00 – 2:00 PM   

Roundup Community Library 525 6th Avenue West, Roundup

Representative: Rachel Court

Sweet Grass County

Wednesday, July 6, 2011 1:00 – 3:00 PM

Carnegie Public Library, 314 McLeod Street, Big Timber

Representative: Jennifer Madgic

 Valley County

 Monday, July 11, 2011  2:00 – 4:00 PM

Valley County Courthouse, Courtroom

201 Court Square, Glasgow

Representative: Penny Zimmerman

 Tester’s staff previously held a series of 12 flooding-related outreach sessions at the end of May. Tester also recently launched tester.senate.gov/flood, a resource website for flood victims.

 Montanans are always welcome to call Tester’s office toll-free at 866-554-4403, or visit any of his 8 field offices across Montana.

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