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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

President Trump approves major disaster declaration for Wyoming

Washakie County will retain erosion assistance


August 8, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced Monday that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Wyoming to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the flooding from June 7-22, 2017.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

For Washakie County, assistance will be available to address damage caused by snowmelt runoff erosion to the banks of the Big Horn River, but not flood damage caused by February ice jams along the river.

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