For the first time in 38 years, a total solar eclipse will be seen in the United States.
A 70 mile wide path will cross Wyoming from the southeastern part of the state all the way to Teton County.
The Casper area will experience totality for approximately 2 minutes and 40 seconds at approximately 11:40am.
Kaycee to Sheridan will experience 99% to 93% totality during that same period.
The general area will a partial eclipse that will last 2 to 3 hours.
All emergency agencies have prepared for all possibilities from wildfires to traffic delays and even snake bites.
Johnson County Emergency Management Coordinator Marilyn Connolly suggested one more unexpected problem that local residents may encounter today…
The state will see approximately a quarter of a million visitors to the area of totality to experience one of nature’s most amazing sights.
Local optometrists are cautioning area residents to observe the total solar eclipse with proper eye wear to prevent permanent damage to their vision.
Eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers must meet the international standards identified as ISO 12312-2.
The market has been flooded with counterfeit eclipse glasses that may not provide adequate protection from looking directly at the sun.
For more information on viewing the event safely, go to www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov.