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Evanston, Sheridan Areas Brace for Flooding

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EVANSTON, Wyo. (AP) -- Rapidly melting snow in the Uinta Mountains of Utah sent residents of low-lying areas in southwestern Wyoming scrambling for sandbags Monday.

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Bear River until further notice.

Kim West is emergency management coordinator for Uinta County.

He says the El Caballo (kuh-BY'-oh) subdivision in the town of Bear River is of particular concern. He says three-thousand sandbags have been prepared for the town.

West says the river was approaching flood stage this morning, although the only reported flooding was on some grassy areas in Bear River State Park Sunday.

In northern Wyoming, a small stream flood advisory was issued for Sheridan County through midnight tonight.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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