Sandbagging Continues Near Arapaho School
Spring runoff and precipitation brings with it the risk of floods across the Wind River Basin. At the request of the American Red Cross and emergency management personnel from the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, Team Rubicon has arrived to help with flood mitigation for the second year in a row. Team Rubicon is a national volunteer disaster relief organization.
Team Rubicon volunteers working at the powwow grounds below Arapaho School, have filled over 6,000 sand bags so far, and will continue delivering sandbags to residents along the Little Popo Agie and Wind River through the weekend.
Harvey Spoonhunter, Emergency Manager for the Eastern Shoshone Tribe, tells County 10 that this year’s snowpack is roughly 120% of average. Flooding is not expected to be as severe as last spring, but emergency managers decided to bring in Team Rubicon as a precautionary measure.
Wayne Kleckner from Team Rubicon said that numerous local businesses have donated resources to the effort, and a number of local citizens have volunteered their time, but more is needed. Kleckner stated that his organization could use paper products, bottled water or Gatorade, food, and other supplies for the volunteers. Anyone over the age of 18 may volunteer to help.
If you or your business would like more information on volunteering or donating supplies contact Wayne Kleckner at 541-729-4452 or Harvey Spoonhunter at 307-438-1207.