Washakie County Reports No Additional Flooding Sunday Night
The Worland area encountered no additional flooding Sunday night, According to an announcement made on the Washakie County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.
This is after an ice floe jammed up the Big Horn river, causing significant flooding, and leading to the evacuation of some people from the area.
Wyoming’s Governor Matt Mead dispatched about 20 National Guard members to assist with flood relief on Friday evening. Sandbagging efforts continued into the weekend, with additional flooding being reported in the Ten Sleep and Manderson areas. National Guard members are said to have been assisting in those regions as well.
Worland Police Chief Gabe Elliot says that Red Cross and other officials are currently assessing the damage in the Worland and surrounding areas of Big Horn County. He further reports that flooding concerns have also mostly moved out of the community of Worland itself, and into the county.