More National Guard Teams Heading to Carbon County Due to Flooding
Governor Matt Mead is sending three more Wyoming National Guard teams to Carbon County today.
The North Platte River in Saratoga is expected to rise to record levels this week. In total there will be 150 National Guard personnel in Carbon County today. They have been assisting local efforts since this weekend by filling thousands of sandbags.
Governor Mead said “this is a tense time for Saratoga and several other communities in Wyoming. I know the local officials, the Wyoming National Guard, the Office of Homeland Security, the Smokebusters and volunteers are working very hard to protect the people and homes. It is a team effort.”
The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security also has personnel across Wyoming working with emergency managers from counties and municipalities.