Rock Springs City Council to vote to declare state of emergency to help with Wednesday’s flash flood

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Tyler Johnson, [email protected]

ROCK SPRINGS, WYOMING (July 30, 2021) – On Tuesday, the Rock Springs City Council will look to pass a resolution, declaring a disaster and state of emergency to help people who were impacted by the flash floods that occurred on Wednesday, July 28.

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According to the agenda, Mayor Tim Kaumo determined that extraordinary measures must be taken to alleviate the suffering of people and to protect or rehabilitate property.

According to Rock Springs Police Department records, the department received 20 calls between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on July 28. Four of them were for agency assistance and three were for motorist assistance, which is likely due to the flash flood.

The city council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 3, at 7 p.m. at city hall, which is located at 212 D St. in Rock Springs.

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