President Approves Wyoming Disaster Declaration
President Trump has approved a disaster declaration in the wake of the winter storm that hit Teton County in early February. Those straight line winds were responsible for the damage that left areas of the county, including Jackson, without power for days.
Here is the official announcement...
WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the State of Wyoming to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe winter storm and straight-line winds from Feb. 6 to Feb. 7, 2017.
Federal funding is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe winter storm and straight-line winds in Teton County.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Nancy M. Casper has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Casper said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.