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By Karla Pomeroy
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Federal disaster declaration aids government entities only

Citizens damaged by runoff flooding encouraged to attend Tuesday meeting

 

August 12, 2017



The disaster declaration by President Donald J. Trump offering federal assistance from recent flooding does not include individuals or corporations.

Washakie County Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Jeff Schweighart said he has been working with the Office of Homeland Security for assistance for snowmelt runoff that began in April.

“From April until June Washakie County was in alert status,” Schweighart said in an earlier interview, noting that the river crested at 11.66 feet in June, beating the previous recorded record of 10.92 feet in 2015.

On July 3, in conjunctio...



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