Floods are a common hazard in Blaine County, however not all floods are alike. Some floods develop slowly, while others such as flash floods, can develop in just a few minutes and without visible signs of rain. Additionally, floods can be local, impacting a neighborhood or community, or very large, affecting an entire river basin. Planning for and being prepared for floods will help you stay safe. This page provides basic safety tips, as well as how to and what to do before, during and after floods.
Do you have an Emergency Preparedness Kit? If not, put one together now. If you already have a kit, check and restock it, if needed. Here’s a good basic emergency kit supply list: https://www.ready.gov/kit
Do you have a Personal Emergency Plan? Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about various situations and plan just in case. Here is a link to some great templates to help you create a personal emergency plan: https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan
Basic Flood Safety Tips
Before A Flood
During A Flood
Flood Watch = “Be Aware.” Conditions are right for flooding to occur in your area.
Steps to Take
Prepare Your Home
Flood Warning = “Take Action!” Flooding is either happening or will happen shortly.
Steps to Take
After A Flood
The National Weather Service In Pocatello Has Issued A * Flood Warning For... Rain And Snowmelt In... Southeastern Blaine County In Central Idaho... Lincoln County In South Central Idaho... Minidoka County In South Central Idaho... ...Read More.
Effective: February 23, 2017 at 11:15amExpires: February 27, 2017 at 11:15amTarget Area: Blaine; Lincoln; Minidoka