Back in June 2017, quick melting snowpacks caused widespread flooding in parts of Wyoming, resulting in the widespread damage of roads and bridges as well as irrigation systems for farms. According to reports, the total damage estimates run into the millions of dollars.
On Sunday, in response to the flooding, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Wyoming and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by flooding from June 7 to June 22, 2017.
According to the White House website, federal funding is now available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the flooding in the counties of Fremont and Park and the Wind River Reservation within Fremont County.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Brock Long, Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Department of Homeland Security, named Thomas J. McCool as the Federal Coordinating Officer for Federal recovery operations in the affected areas.
Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the State and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION MEDIA SHOULD CONTACT THE FEMA NEWS DESK AT (202) 646-3272 OR [email protected]
President Trump made the declaration from his golf club in New Jersey where he is spending time away from the White House while it undergoes repairs on the heating and cooling systems. Although the press is trying to make it appear as if Trump is not working during his time away, the declaration shows he clearly is busy at work.
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