- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is seeking a presidential disaster declaration in response to recent flooding in Johnson and Niobrara counties.

If President Barack Obama grants the request, it would trigger federal assistance for individuals and small businesses affected by the flooding that ran from late May through early June.

Mead on June 5 declared a state of emergency in response to the flooding. That order served to activate the Wyoming National Guard which deployed troops to affected areas.

The flooding and other severe weather destroyed at least 14 homes and many others suffered damage. The flooding also forced road closures, caused washouts and forced people to evacuate.


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