WPR News
8:30 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Army Corps teams assess Wyo. flood protection needs

Laramie, Wyo. – Three Army Corps of Engineers teams arrived in Wyoming communities Thursday, to assist with preparations for potential flooding. Two will be based in Fremont County, and the third is evaluating potential flooding problems arising along the North Platte system.

Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Director Guy Cameron says the teams are working hand-in-hand with local and state entities that are already on the ground. "Their mission is to go in and provide technical assistance to those communities," he said. "They look at the flood defenses and they make assessments. And then from those assessments they can make recommendations."

The Army Corps team working along the North Platte will arrive in Torrington this evening, where they will assess the need to protect critical infrastructure. Cameron says they will then move on to Platte, Converse and Natrona Counties.