THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON DECLARES A MAJOR DISASTER EXISTS IN THE STATE OF WYOMING
The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Wyoming and ordered Federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by a severe winter storm on October 5-9, 1998.
The President's action makes Federal funding available to affected local governments in Niobrara County.
Federal funding is available to eligible local governments on a cost-sharing basis for the repair or replacement of public facilities damaged by the severe winter storm. Federal funding is also available on a cost share basis for hazard mitigation measures.
The Agency said that damage surveys are continuing in other areas, and additional counties may be added after the assessments are completed.