Trump announces federal aid for Wyoming flooding recovery

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 6, 2017 at 3:58 p.m.



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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Wyoming's flood-affected Fremont and Park counties, including the Wind River Reservation.

The White House announced Trump's declaration on Sunday. It means that federal aid is available to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts from the June floods.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has named Thomas McCool as coordinating officer for the Wyoming disaster assistance.

Rapidly melting snowpack caused widespread flooding in June, damaging roads and bridges as well as irrigation systems for farms. Damage estimates run into the millions of dollars.

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