Gov. Matt Mead thanked state agencies and the National Guard Friday morning for the work that has gone into keeping people and their property safe from flooding this spring. In his thanks, Mead referenced Mayor Kathy Staman of Baggs in Carbon County, one of the five counties that has experienced flooding including Crook, Albany, Lincoln and Sheridan counties. Mead says that it's great to hear that the work has paid off.
Mead thanked agencies the same day that he signed a disaster declaration to the federal government for damages caused by flooding in Wyoming. Effects of the wet spring can be seen across the state as WyDOT is monitoring 37 landslides. The state estimates $3 million in damages so far. A declaration of damages is required in order for the state to receive federal aid.