floods http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Tips For Business Owners To Prepare For Natural Disasters http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/tips-business-owners-prepare-natural-disasters <p>Ice jams in the Bighorn River have caused flooding, which in turn caused damage to several homes and businesses in northern Wyoming. High snowpack could bring more floods this spring. Troy Staples is the business preparedness manager for the Red Cross in Wyoming and Colorado. He teaches business owners how to be prepared in case natural disasters or other catastrophes strike their businesses. Wyoming Public Radio’s Irina Zhorov spoke with him. She asked why it’s so hard to re-open after a disaster.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:19:39 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55687 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Tips For Business Owners To Prepare For Natural Disasters Red Cross Encourages Businesses To Prepare For Floods http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/red-cross-encourages-businesses-prepare-floods <p>Some businesses have been damaged by the flooding of the Bighorn River in northern Wyoming, and the Red Cross is encouraging other companies to develop plans in case more flooding comes with spring snow melt.</p><p>Troy Staples is the Red Cross Business Preparedness Manager for Wyoming and Colorado. He says up to 40-percent of businesses don’t re-open after a disaster.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:26:38 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55575 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Red Cross Encourages Businesses To Prepare For Floods Floods could cause hay prices to spike http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/floods-could-cause-hay-prices-spike <p>The floods in Colorado could cause a spike in hay prices, which could be good and bad news for Wyoming ranchers.<br><br>Many Colorado ranchers lost their season’s hay supply in the deluges that swept across the eastern plains.&nbsp; And that means many Colorado ranchers will likely turn to Wyoming hay producers to feed their livestock through the winter, <em>if</em> they have livestock left to feed.<br><br>Brett Moline with the Wyoming Farm Bureau says this might cause the price of hay to rise on the market.<br> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:19:01 +0000 Melodie Edwards 47194 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Floods could cause hay prices to spike