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Tue June 28, 2011
State Makes Flood Calculations
By Molly Messick
Laramie, Wyo. – As counties do their best to tally up the costs of flooding this spring, state officials say they're still on guard against the possibility of further damage, given warm temperatures. Wyoming Office of Homeland Security Director Guy Cameron says the Big Horn Basin is the area of greatest concern right now, but his office is staying abreast of snowmelt and weather conditions statewide
"Mother Nature has had the first say, and Mother Nature will have the last say in this," says Cameron. "And all we can do is prepare the best we can and to try to stay ahead of Mother Nature. Big Horn County has got a lot of snowpack still left. It's certainly our focus, as well as Washakie."
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency have been on the ground in the state since Friday, conducting county-by-county evaluations of flood damage. The state Department of Agriculture is undertaking a separate polling process to assess the total costs of flooding to Wyoming's agricultural sector.