Governor Urges Flood Preparation

Map showing areas of potential heavy flooding this spring.
Map showing areas of potential heavy flooding this spring.

At a news conference held Wednesday, Wyoming Governor Matt Mead stressed that all citizens of the state need to be prepared for the potential of flooding this year.

Mead stated that the threat is real, as we have snowpacks in Wyoming that we have not seen in 30 years.

Director of the Office of Homeland Security, Guy Cameron, says that it is essential that everyone have an evacuation plan for their families along with a survival kit at the ready.

The snowpack statewide is at 155% of average, with some areas over 200%. In early April, Sheridan County Emergency Management received 25,000 sandbags from Homeland Security to add to the 15,000 that were on hand.

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