Wind River exceeds record flood stage in Fremont Co., closes part of US 26 on reservation

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Wind River exceeds record flood stage in Fremont Co., closes part of US 26 on reservation

  • BOB MOEN  Associated Press

  • First Posted: July 01, 2011 - 12:26 pm
    Last Updated: July 01, 2011 - 12:26 pm

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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.