By Staff 5-19,2016
Governor Matt Mead has activated the Wyoming National Guard and has asked the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security to assist with flood prevention efforts in Carbon and Fremont Counties. Rising temperatures are expected to contribute to flood risk over the next few weeks.
“I want to do all we can to help avoid damage from spring floods,” said Governor Mead. “We have teamed up with local officials and residents to take preventative measures. This strategy has been successful for Wyoming. I thank the men and women of the National Guard for their hard work.”
Guy Cameron, Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Director, noted the success of a coordinated response in past spring flood events.
“The partnership of state agencies, the National Guard, local governments, the Tribes, the American Red Cross and volunteer support agencies is vital in protecting communities,” Cameron said.
“Our response to Wyoming’s residents in times of need is one of the more fulfilling missions we have,” said Maj. Gen. Luke Reiner, Wyoming’s Adjutant General. “We joined the Wyoming National Guard to serve our state in times of need. We love what we do.”
State officials will continue to monitor the state for additional areas of concern as temperatures warm.