Flooding Worsens in Idaho
Acting Governor Brad Little Adds Three Counties to State Disaster Declaration for Flooding.
Custer, Elmore and Gooding Counties have been added to the spring flooding disaster with Blaine County. The official press release from the Lt. Governor says "overflowing rivers are flooding more communities in Idaho, caused by warm temperatures melting the above normal snowpack.
“I have been watching the temperature change and hoping for a much slower increase in warm weather. The water in all these areas is rising rapidly causing devastation and creating danger for residents. It is also negatively affecting our state and local infrastructure,” said Lt. Governor Little.
On Sunday Governor Little declared Blaine County in a state of disaster emergency because of flooding in that area. Governor Little is regularly updated on flooding and other weather-related conditions throughout Idaho by the Idaho Office of Emergency Management. 31 of Idaho’s 44 counties now have either a county or state emergency declaration.
Lt. Governor Little will join Governor Otter and Brad Richy of the Idaho Office of Emergency Management for a tour of some of the affected areas on Saturday. More details will come later this week.
Governor Otter is out of the state, leaving the Lieutenant Governor as acting governor.
Source: Office of Brad Little, Lieutenant Governor
Contact: Greg Wilson