Wyoming Severe Winter Storm (DR-1268)
Incident period: October 5, 1998 to October 9, 1998
Major Disaster Declaration declared on February 17, 1999
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
April 6, 1999
CHEYNENNE, Wyo. -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Wyoming Emergency Management Agency (WEMA) today announced the approval of federal public assistance to help reimburse applicants in Niobrara County for eligible disaster-related expenditures following last October's severe winter storm. Niobrara County, Wyoming sustained severe winds, freezing temperatures, ice and snow on October 5, 1998, resulting in the loss of electrical power throughout the county. This storm left all 2,499 county residents without power.
February 17, 1999
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that President Clinton has made federal disaster funds available for Wyoming to help communities in Niobrara County recover from the effects of a severe winter storm that struck the area late last year.