SHERIDAN, WY— With the National Weather Service issuing a Flood Watch for Sheridan and Sheridan County, emergency management officials want to remind residents to be prepared for flooding.

The flood watch will go into effect late Tuesday night and remain in effect until Saturday morning. Widespread rain and mountain snow is expected across the region during the week. Heavier periods of precipitation are expected Tuesday through Wednesday and again Thursday afternoon into Friday. Soil conditions are very moist and additional rainfall will cause *strong rises* on creeks and streams. Areas prone to ponding will fill with water and begin to spread into adjoining areas.

Sheridan County’s Emergency Management Coordinator, Bruce Edwards said in a statement released on Monday, “Residents in areas prone to flooding should take steps to move livestock and equipment to higher ground if you have not already done so.”

Residents who are in need of sandbags can fill them at several “self-fill” sandbag sites across Sheridan County, including the Sheridan County Shop (across from the Girl’s school), Sheridan County Fairgrounds, Story County Shop, and behind Ranchester’s town hall.

More information about Sheridan County Emergency Management can be found at:

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