The Laramie County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency due to this past weekend's record-breaking snowstorm.

"It is ironic that ... a year ago today we did a special emergency meeting to put into place COVID protocols for Laramie County," said Commissioner Gunnar Malm. "I really hope this one does not last as long. I don't anticipate it because snow melts."

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon has also issued an emergency declaration to facilitate a coordinated response in the aftermath of the storm, which dumped a crippling 30-plus inches of wet, heavy snow on southeast Wyoming.

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According to the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security, Laramie County will have to meet $375,000 in damages and the state $1 million in damages to be eligible for FEMA assistance.

"We don't have any kind of a state fund that can assist communities or anything like that," said Director Lynn Budd. "There's not going to be any money coming to the state from FEMA unless we get a presidential declaration."

Pictures From Wyoming Snowpocalypse 2021

After two days and 30-odd inches of sow, southeast Wyoming was left buried. An in the grand tradition of every generation since the invention of the camera, we took pictures of the snow.

The Blizzard of March 2021 covered up our driveways, fences, and in some cases porches. It trapped up in our homes and canceled our plans.

Here's a quick look around the Cheyenne area from Sunday (March 14) and Monday (March 15).

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