WPR News
9:25 am
Wed July 13, 2011

Mead asks for federal flood money

Cheyenne, WY – Gov. Matt Mead has asked for a presidential disaster declaration to help the state pay for costs incurred from flooding. The state has seen four point two million dollars worth of public infrastructure damage and Ag losses are still being calculated. The governor says it would have been much worse if the state had not worked hard to prevent further damage.
"As much as we tried to do in prevention the fact is that there still was some damage. Our ag communities were hit particularly hard. So, we sent the package and we will look to see what the response is from the administration in the near future."
Agriculture losses are being assessed separately, but Mead has already asked the U.S. Agriculture Department to declare disasters in Carbon and Albany counties.