Many Montanans are facing an increase in flood insurance prices that they never had to pay before. The reason for this is an all-or-nothing levy policy that FEMA is currently using to calculate the nations flood zones.
Cleanup efforts have begun in communities that were devastated by Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Although trucks and supplies from the Federal Emergency Management Agency are en route, access to some areas has been cut off by floodwaters that washed out or damaged roads and bridges.
“Irene was gonna land somewhere. We’re not Manhattan, our small streams quickly became big rivers,” Vermont Gov.