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.
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, if needed. Click on the “Build An Emergency Kit” box to the left.
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.
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 a week in total around the eclipse. We offer this preparedness page to visitors, residents and businesses alike to help ensure all have an enjoyable and safe experience during the total solar eclipse.
Learn how to prepare for the impacts surrounding the Solar Eclipse in Blaine County at:
***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.
May 3, 2017 Update:
The Blaine County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents that high water flows may impede travel on local roads and/or cause flooding. Residents who live along streams, rivers or Magic Reservoir should remain alert to rising water levels. Please be aware that conditions can change quickly and should plan accordingly.
Go to the Blaine County Sheriff website for more information. https://www.blainesheriff.com/
Blaine County, Idaho is susceptible to flooding. Being well prepared to deal with floods will help make you stay safe and more comfortable. Your Blaine County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has developed a web page that provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do before, during and after floods.
Learn what to do before, during and after floods at:
Blaine County, Idaho is susceptible to severe winter storms and extreme cold weather. Being well prepared to deal with them will help make you stay safe and more comfortable. Your Blaine County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) has developed a web page that provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do before, during and after winter storms and extreme cold.
During a four day period from January 7 until January 10, 2017 Blaine County experienced a significant winter snowstorm with large amounts of snow, rain and wind. Roads and schools were closed, and avalanches, flooding and power outages occurred throughout the County.
Learn what to do before, during and after winter storms and extreme cold at: http://www.blaineemergency.org/winter-stormsextreme-cold/