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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Animal emergency plan already in place

Emergency management working to update contact information


June 15, 2017

WORLAND – According to Washakie County Emergency Management Coordinator Jeff Schweighart, the county has an animal emergency response plan already in place, even though there is a state effort to enhance readiness through the Western Area Livestock and Agriculture and Risk Mitigation (WALARM) program.

Agriculture and emergency response personnel gathered together June 2-3 to get a better understanding of disaster scenarios that could strike the area, including multiple fires, contamination, railway derailments of chemicals, multiple transport accidents, and animal disease evacuation and q...

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