CASPER – July 23, 2009 -- Casper won’t be receiving any help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) after the July 3 flood.
“In order to qualify for funding, the damage must have met FEMA requirements, and an initial review indicates that the flooding did not meet the standard,” Gov. Dave Freudenthal said in a news release.
In order to receive FEMA Individual Assistance, 100 homes must have received major damage or been destroyed.
In order to receive FEMA Public Assistance, $1 million in damage must have been reported. Entities like the City of Casper, Natrona County School District, Natrona County and others have reported a combined $791,771 in damage.
According to a letter sent by the governor to Natrona County Commission Chair Rob Hendry and Casper Mayor Kenyne Schlager, Casper did not meet either of those conditions.
The governor has asked local leaders to continue to review the damage in Natrona County. If additional damage can be documented, it can be reported to FEMA by Aug. 2.