We are now well into wildfire season here in Blaine County. Planning for and being prepared for wildfires will help you stay safe. We have an excellent “Wildfire Preparedness” page which provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do before, during and after wildfires. Visit it today by clicking on the red “Wildfire” button.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 6 AM MDT FRIDAY ABOVE 7000 FEET… * WHAT…Snow expected. Plan on slippery road conditions, including during the morning commute on Thursday. Tree branches could fall as well. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches, with localized amounts up to 16 inches, are expected. *
The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Flood Watch for a portion of central Idaho, including the Big and Little Wood River Region and Sawtooth Mountains. * From Friday evening through late Saturday night. * Heavy rain will develop Friday afternoon and continue through the overnight hours. Another round of heavy and warm rain is
Do you have an Emergency Preparedness Kit? A basic emergency kit for your home is important to have should disaster strike. Living in Blaine County, it is also helpful to have an emergency kit for your automobile. This page will help you put a kit together now. If you already have one, check and restock it,
Do you have a Personal Emergency Plan? Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it’s important to think about various situations and plan just in case. We have a page to help you prepare a personal emergency communication plan. Click on the “Get A Plan” box to the left.
Update: 10:30 am 8/6/2017 – Idaho Power reports that the outage threat due to the wildfire has passed. August 6, 2017 8:00 a.m. Update from Blaine County Sheriff – Good Morning: Mammoth Fire Power Update for Sunday 8/6/2017 7:30 am. Idaho Power reports that the endangered transmission line survived last night. It took a pretty good
Blaine County, Idaho will be in the epicenter of the August 21, 2017 total eclipse of the sun. It is expected this unique natural event will attract a large influx of visitors to Blaine County. Since August is already prime vacation season in Blaine County, we can expect everything to be above capacity for nearly
***WARM SPRINGS: Warm Springs Road is open out to Frenchman’s Bend Hot Springs. The Road is still closed beyond the Hot Springs as parts of the road have been washed out – this is past the point where the County maintains the roadway. The Forest Service has been notified.
The Blaine County GIS staff has prepared a new web “flood story” page with current water and flood information for Blaine County: Impacts of a Record Water Year Story Map http://arcg.is/2oGGWMi
Select heading to view the flyer for the meeting. Looking forward to seeing everyone.