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Emergency workers packing up after worst of North Platte flooding recedes near Saratoga

Jun 3, 2014 The Associated Press

CHEYENNE -- Most crews are heading home after filling tens of thousands of sandbags that protected the town of Saratoga and other areas from recent flooding.

Gov. Matt Mead and Saratoga Mayor John Zeiger on Monday expressed thanks to Wyoming National Guard troops and others who worked to protect Saratoga and other areas in Carbon and Albany counties. The North Platte River and other water levels are now starting to recede.

Zeiger expressed thanks for all workers' efforts. He says Saratoga residents benefited from advance planning and hard work.

The teams filled and placed more than 80,000 sandbags in Carbon County and placed sandbags in other parts of the state, including Albany, Big Horn, Fremont and Washakie Counties.

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