Thirty-seven flood disaster claims filed on Tuesday

(Riverton, Wyo.) - The Red Cross Disaster Resource Center at the county fairgrounds processed 37 cases in its first day of operation. "The 37 households impacted 139 people," said Pat Kondas, community volunteer leader. "We are expecting perhaps 100 cases if the people keep coming in." Kondas said the resource center is open to any county resident who was impacted by the flood. As of Tuesday, the Red Cross reported three home had been destroyed, 22 had suffered significant damage and another 51 had minor damage. Among the services available at the multi-agency resource center include: • The Wyoming Water Well Association can assist with getting water tested and give referrals if a well has been damaged; • The US Department of Agriculture has grants that may help rural residents with fencing, barns and outbuilding issues; • A Client Advocate from the State Insurance Commission will be available to answer insurance questions; • The Department of Family Services can provide a list of community resources, assistance with getting food replacement through SNAP, assistance with any Medicare or Medicaid issues, and ideas for child care while cleanup continues; Kondas also noted the solid waste district landfill in Lander is now accepting flood damaged materials from residences without charge. [image: Inline image 1] Children were entertained while their parents received flood assistance information at the resource center. (Red Cross / Pitchengine Communities) [image: Inline image 2] *Water from Admiral Beverage in Worland (Pepsi) is unloaded at the Red Cross Disaster Resource Center in Riverton. (Red Cross / Pitchengine Communities) * #county10 #news