National Guard returning to county in advance of weekend flood potential

*Feature Photo: National Guard Soldiers from around the state assisted in sandbagging operations two weeks ago when flooding impacted Hudson, Lander and the Lower Arapahoe area south of Riverton. (Pitchengine Communities) * (Cheyenne, Wyo.) - Wyoming Governor Matt Mead today said he has activated the Wyoming National Guard to return to Fremont County in advance of potential flooding this weekend. Mead said the Guard will work on flood prevention measures. The Governor, in a news release, also indicated he has asked the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security to assist the effort. “I want to do all we can to help avoid damage from spring floods,” said Mead. “We have teamed up with local officials and residents to take preventative measures. This strategy has been successful for Wyoming. I thank the men and women of the National Guard for their hard work.” The National Weather Service has predicted much warmer weather for the remainder of the week which could result in significant snowpack melting from the Wind River Range. The NWS said the drainages of the Little Wind and Big Wind Rivers could see flooding on Sunday and Monday from the melt. #county10 #news