The Incident Command is in place in Buffalo, Johnson County and Kaycee in case flooding becomes a major problem locally.
Earlier this month, forty emergency planners met to discuss and plan for a number of different possible scenarios.
A command structure was set up with Buffalo Fire Chief Gomer Gammon as the Incident Commander, as well as a public information network, which was put in charge of Marcy Schuler, the Public Information Officer for the county. Buffalo Mayor Randy Dyess tells us more about Incident Command.
Should there be a flooding incident, the public will be informed by radio, the web, and by the Code Red (reverse 911) system.
To sign up for Code Red, type “johnsoncountywyoming” into the browser and follow the link at the bottom of the page. Code Red calls appear as “1-866” numbers on Caller ID, so be aware of that.
Sand and sandbags are being provided by Johnson County to the public. Sandbags are available at the Johnson County Fire District building at 314 Railroad Ave. (behind the Family Dollar).
Sand is available at the Johnson County Fairgrounds but the public needs to fill their own bags with sand, and remember to bring your own shovel.
For those that need help filling bags, call Emergency Management at 217-1879.
More information and up-to-date assessments:
As of late Thursday, Incident Command is monitoring the situation and will announce if there are any changes.
Another assessment is due early Friday morning and we will update as we get more information.
Johnson County's Emergency Management website is www.johnsoncountywyoming.org/emc