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Clarification of local declaration in elmore county - 02/15/17

February 15th, 2017

On February 10th, 2017, the Elmore County Commissioners signed a declaration of local disaster emergency for Elmore County. The declaration covers only public property. "If you have an emergency, please call 911, "stated Sheriff Mike Hollinshead. Currently, the flooding and the damage caused by the flooding is being assessed. If the public has any more questions, please contact the Elmore County Office of Emergency Management at 208-590-0967. ##

Elmore County Declares Local Disaster Emergency - 02/10/17

February 10th, 2017

The Elmore County Commissioners held a meeting this morning on February 10th, 2017. It has been determined that melting snow and rain storms have currently created, and may in the future create more, flooding, mudslides and/or avalanches, as well as a large amount of infrastructure damage in Elmore County. The Elmore County Commissioners signed a declaration of Local Disaster Emergency today for the County of Elmore. Elmore County residents need to understand the severity of this weather. This was not a normal winter like we're all used to dealing with. This situation is more severe and an abundance of caution is required of us all. ##

Heavy rains, melting snow combine to cause flooding throughout Elmore County (Photo) - 02/08/17

February 8th, 2017

Warmer weather, rain, and melting snow have caused flooding in Elmore County. Mostly the Oasis, Beaman, and Glenns Ferry areas have been affected. The City of Mountain Home has had minimal flooding, which is currently under control at the present time. "Most likely we're going to be getting more flooding with the amount of melting snow, rain, and warmer temperatures. Water can rise very quickly in a matter of minutes in low-lying areas because there is no place for it to go," stated Sheriff Mike Hollinshead. "Please be sure to watch the drains in front of your property to make sure they are not blocked. Our priority is your safety, so It's important to me that you feel safe. Please call 911 if you have an emergency". Mountain Home Public Works has a limited number of sandbags available. They are located at 1150 South Main. They have a large pile of sand at their facility as well. You will have to bring your own sandbags and shovels once the sandbags run out. Please call Public Works at 208-587-2108 if you have any questions. Road crews have been working full-time watching the storm drains and keeping the flooding under control the best they can and it's working for the most part, so please be patient as road crews continue to work hard.

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