Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on August 14, 2005 · 12
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Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming · 12

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Sunday, August 14, 2005
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A12 Casper Star-Tnbune PAGE ONE EXTRA Sunday, August 14, 2005 Aftermath Helping out WRIGHT - News of the tornado disaster in Wright spread quickly across Wyoming, and volunteers began streaming in to help. Some drove their welding trucks equipped with cutting torches, home repair skills and a whole lot of Get er done gumption. Wright Town Councilman Bob Nolte said , that by Saturday afternoon, volunteers had come from Casper, Midwest, Upton, Newcastle, Gillette, Douglas and several other areas of Wyoming. "We're going to need volunteers," said Norte. There's lots to clean up, that's for sure." For now, much of the work is simply cleaning up debris. Officials have established several areas within Wright to place trash. The trash will then be hauled to the Campbell County landfill. Nolte said city and county officials will reassess clean up plans. In the meantime, here's more information about what Wright residents need to know and how people can help: WATER: Water service to much of the Cottonwood Mobile Home Park will remain shut off for now. Town officials need to check whether a water well in the area was compromised. Water and sewer systems elsewhere in Wright are in service XJbwn officials ask that residents restrict tfW water use because it is not running atMkapacity., NATURAL GAS: Kinder Morgln officials said natural gas customers who lost gas service from the tornado damage are strongly encouraged not to relight their own gas appliances. For service questions, please call Kinder Morgan at 1-800-563-0012. There are about 550 gas meters in Wright. . . , . f . , - - - f ? i -. :.. ' ' .- -'- '" " . 'f ' ' 1 . -x 4 -. , r & -s - t;:i r : ih'A $ 0, Lorie Klein helps her friend Jimmy Jannetto sift through his belongings Saturday morning in Wright. Campbell County Animal Control's Tina Theis nuzzles 'Bandif after he was pulled from the wreckage of -a mobile home destroyed in the previous nighf s tornado. The dog was uninjured but in need of a bath, according to Theis. He was later returned to his owners. As of Saturday evening, 1 75 meters stiJ were without service. Those are in the most damaged section of the Cottonwood Mobile Home Park. ELECTRrOTY: Much of Cottonwood Mobile Home Park will remain without power for now. The rest of Wright has power. People with homes in the park may use personal generators. FOOD: Perishable food donations are being accepted at the high school and non-perishable food and clothing items are being accepted at Wright Town Hall. The phone number for Town Hall is (307)464-1666. RED CROSS: Red Cross shelter, first aid, food and other services are still available at the Wright JuniorSenior High School. For information about these services, call 1-866-GET-INFO. A message from Red Cross: All Red Cross Disaster Assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of the Wright tornado and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund which enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food.Vounseling and other assistance to thifise in need. Call 1-800-HELP-NCjW, or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanjsh). Also, contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross P.O. Box 37243 Washington DC, 20013. Internet users can make secure online credit card donations by visiting -Dustin Bleizeffer C ii 1 : I -,..:, , t I t - - . 1 . ! i- I1- f" a : : x 1 ' i'; '.VI Jl ' -: ' V ; !k( I : : : 'K ai 1 rv;i ,! . : i ' : ". :, . 'I i :;;!! : " ;-! , : ' ; ; j ' ' I,, i i. i iiiii i.. , ... ii .I,. I,,,.. ...,. i, i 'i I,, . no., m i Deb Hileman wipes away tears while standing in the doorway of her son's Saturday morning. Deb's son, Tate Hileman, was in the home with his wife family escaped injury while taking cover in the bath. Dan Cepeda, Star-Tnbune .. " v Kim Liebold holds a photo of her recovered from the wreckage of Dan Cepeda, Star-Tnbune destroyed mobile home with Jim Clyde and baby when the tornado hit. The Dan Cepeda, Star-Tribune '-5. Dan Cepeda, Star-Tnbune late mother and mother's sister her mobile home.

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