Governor Mead to Deploy National Guard for Floods

Governor Matt Mead has activated the Wyoming National Guard in anticipation of flooding in several parts of the state. 

Nearly 70-guard members will be going to Fremont County. 

The governor has ordered the creation of  five special flood response teams.  Each team consists of 23 soldiers.  Three of the teams have already been assigned to Fremont County. 

You'll remember that some areas of the county suffered significant flooding last year. 

The teams will assist with sandbagging and other efforts to protect property.  They will coordinate their work with local emergency management officials. 

The average snow pack across the state is now more than 200-percent of normal.

Other agencies being put on standby to help with flooding are the Department of Homeland Security, the State Health Department and WYDOT.