Seventy-Six homes damaged in flood, three destroyed; Disaster Response center opened

*Feature Image: Hudson residents Brian and Tammy Rohrbacher, Art Fenton, Jason and Tracy Romberg and Lander resident Cheyenne Watts were waiting to meet with a disaster assistant case worker. Their homes all received damage from the flood. (Pitchengine Communities) * (Riverton, Wyo.) - The American Red Cross Disaster Assessments teams working in Fremont County reported today that three homes were totally destroyed in the weekend flooding. Additionally, 22 home received major damage and 51 others were designated as having minor damage. Four teams of two persons each have been driving through the flood impacted areas making determinations. Most of the county has been covered as of today, with the exception of a portion of Lander, according to Lucas Murphy, the Disaster Programs Specialist for the Red Cross. Murphy and a dozen or so other workers from the Red Cross are staffing the Disaster Resources Center at the county fairgrounds in Riverton. The center opened this morning with hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday. "We've had offers of donations, but the only kind we are accepting at the resource center is bottled water," said Pat Kondas, a Community Volunteer Leader from Cheyenne. "Admiral Beverage of Worland (Pepsi) donated 10 pallets of water to us this morning." Food and clothing should be directed to thirft shops, food banks or the homeless shelter, Kondas said. At the resource center this morning, families were lining up to talk with Red Cross Case Workers and there were tables with toiletries, water and baked goods available. "We are trying to provide whatever people need, including temporary lodging and referrals for other services, such as rentals and food supplies," she said. [image: Inline image 1] Admiral Beverage of Worland donated 10 pallets of drinking water. (Pitchengine Communities) [image: Inline image 3] *The Red Cross Disaster Resource Center opened this morning at the Fremont Center. The operations center is pictured here. (Pitchengine Communities) * *[image: Inline image 4]* *Personal hygiene items were available for those in need. (Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #news