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Wyoming Governor Declares State of Emergency Due to Flooding, Severe Weather

 

Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media
Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media

Governor Matt Mead issued an executive order Friday declaring a state of emergency in response to severe weather and flood conditions across the state.

The order directs the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and the Wyoming National Guard to take all appropriate and necessary steps to help people in affected areas.

Following the order, the Office of Homeland Security is assisting in Fremont, Teton and Washakie counties.

Teton County, which has been dealing with widespread power outages, expects to see power restored late Saturday afternoon, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. Teton County residents should be able to resume normal activity, and businesses will be fully operational, the release reads.

Homeland Security is helping set up sandbags near Hudson due to high water on the Popo Agie River.

The Wyoming National Guard has activated two rapid action teams to assist with ice jams in Worland. Each team consists of 20 soldiers.

Several Worland homes have been evacuated due to rising water in the Big Horn River.

The executive order remains in effect until it is rescinded.

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