Governor Steve Bullock has declared a flood emergency for the state of Montana.
The declaration follows recent heavy snowfall, along with warm temperatures causing rapid snow melt.
The declaration will allow Bullock to mobilize state resources and the Montana National Guard, as well as expend funds to meet the contingencies and needs that may arise from the emergency.
"Flooding is impacting Montana communities across the state," said Bullock. "This declaration will give the state the flexibility and resources to respond quickly and ensure the safety of Montanans."
In the past two weeks, record levels of snowfall have hit communities across Montana, which, combined with warming temperatures has caused flooding throughout the state.
Currently, 30 of Montana's counties are under a flood watch, warning or advisory.
The Governor's declaration covers the entire state of Montana.
The executive order declaring the emergency can be found at: http://governor.mt.gov/docs/EO-3-2014_State_of_Montana_Emergency_Delclaration_Flooding.pdf
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