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The National Weather Service In Pocatello Has Extended The * Flood Warning For... Rain And Snowmelt In... Custer County In Central Idaho... Blaine County In Central Idaho... Northwestern Butte County In Southeastern Idaho... ...Read More.
Effective: May 22, 2017 at 2:04pmExpires: May 23, 2017 at 3:15pmTarget Area: Blaine; Butte

Blaine County Sheriff – Warm Springs Notification

May 16, 2017 in non emergency by Nils Ribi

Update – May 16, 2017 – Urgent Message from Blaine County Sheriff:

Effective May 16, 2017 Warm Springs Rd. has been re-opened to the end of the pavement. There is a SOFT ROAD CLOSURE for residents only from the end of the pavement to the Bullwhackers Bridge. Residents of this area may return to VOLUNTARY EVACUATION status should they choose. Please maintain your situational awareness and be prepared to depart again immediately if conditions change. Please use extreme caution. If you are in danger, DO NOT WAIT for an Evacuation Order.

A HARD ROAD CLOSURE AND MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDER remain in place from the Bullwhackers Bridge east.

There is caution tape in place at the West Fork parking area to keep people away from the eroding river bank.

Blaine County Sheriff – Mandatory Evacuation Notice – Hailey

May 12, 2017 in non emergency by Nils Ribi

HAILEY: A MANDATORY EVACUATION EXPANDED  19 more homes in the Della View subdivision are under  MANDATORY EVACUATION order, effective Friday May 12, 2017 at 4:00 PM. The new order includes homes on both sides of Della Vista Drive, and west of Red Elephant Drive to War Eagle Drive.

There is a Hard Road Closure that starts on Cedar Bend Drive at the junction with Silver Star Drive, Cedar Bend Drive then turns into War Eagle Drive and is closed through to just west of Wolftone Drive. An additional Hard Road Closure is on Della Vista west of the intersection with Silver Star Drive.  A Hard Road Closure will have red concrete barriers to prevent vehicle traffic.

See the Blaine County Sheriff Facebook post for more information.

 

National Weather Service – Flood Warning

May 4, 2017 in non emergency by Nils Ribi

Update at 10:00 am May 10, 2017, the NWS in Pocatello has continued its Flood Warning for The Big Wood River at Hailey.

* At 9:00 AM Wednesday the stage was 6.8 feet.
* Flood Stage is 6.0 feet.
* Moderate Flooding is occurring and Moderate Flooding is forecast.
* Warm temperatures continue to melt snow at rates that will cause further rises in the Wood River as the water run-off enters the river. The river at Hailey is expected to peak just slightly below major flood stage during the upcoming weekend. A late spring snow storm arrives Friday night into Saturday. This will bring snow as low as 5500 feet and decrease snow melt rates significantly by Saturday night.

Impacts of a Record Water Year

May 3, 2017 in non emergency by Nils Ribi

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

High Water Road Closure Information

March 31, 2017 in non emergency by Nils Ribi

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/

 

Flood Preparedness

February 8, 2017 in non emergency by Nils Ribi

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 beforeduring and after floods.

Learn what to do before, during and after floods at:

http://www.blaineemergency.org/flood/

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Winter Weather Preparedness

January 19, 2017 in non emergency by Nils Ribi

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 beforeduring 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/

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