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USDA helps rural Wyoming recover from flooding

In June 2015, the town of Lusk was devastated when a thunderstorm dumped six inches of rain that washed out a bridge and flooded surrounding homes and businesses.

Ervin Cox, a United States Marine Corps veteran and retired plumber, and his daughter Dixie Blaney, a former dispatcher with the sheriff’s office, were at home at the time when the floodwaters began rising into his mobile home at a rapid pace.

"I’ve never seen water come up that high and that fast in my 45 years of living here,” Cox said. “It was over the top of Dixie’s electric wheelchair and neighbors were standing on the roofs of...


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