Tribe searches for residents stranded by flood
CROW AGENCY, Mont. (AP) - Crow tribal officials are sending search teams to remote parts of their reservation to look for people stranded by flooding, as cities and towns across Montana tried to stave off rivers and streams spilling from their banks.
Flood waters in hard-hit southeastern Montana receded enough Wednesday for Crow reservation residents to return to find dozens of homes damaged by the flooded Little Bighorn River.
Tribal leaders scrambled to account for those who stayed behind. Tribe spokesman Donald Spotted Tail says there are families and elders isolated and stranded in their homes without access to food and water.
Todd Chambers, a National Weather Service meteorologist based in Billings, says the threat of flooding remains in southeastern Montana even though rivers and streams are expected to recede over the next several days.
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