- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Gov. Steve Bullock has issued an executive order declaring a state disaster exists in Powder River County after a series of storms in May and June.

Bullock says several weeks of storms have been damaging to the southeastern Montana county and have caused difficulty for residents. The storms with heavy rain caused rivers to rise to near-flood levels, damaging bridges and roads.

Powder River County Commissioners requested the declaration and the funding that comes with it to address more than $223,000 in damage.

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