Wind River exceeds record flood stage in Fremont Co., closes part of US 26 on reservation
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency has completed its preliminary damage assessment of flooding in Wyoming.
FEMA visited 15 counties and the Wind River Indian Reservation. It tallied about $4.3 million in damages to public infrastructure and other costs. The estimate does not include damages to farms and ranches, which is a separate process.
It's now up to Gov. Matt Mead to make a formal request for a presidential disaster declaration.
Flooding is still occurring in Wyoming from a melting record mountain snowpack.
The National Weather Service says the Wind River hit record heights in Fremont County, causing flooding that has closed a portion of U.S. 26 on the Wind River Indian Reservation.
Flood warnings remain in effect for Sheridan, Big Horn, Park, Fremont, Carbon and Albany counties.