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Idaho Governor Visits State’s Flooded Central Region

Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says he’s ready to offer assistance to flooding communities in central Idaho. The Idaho Mountain Express reported that Otter visited with residents, emergency management officials and local government representatives Saturday in Hailey. Otter says 31 out …

Flooding Overwhelming Central Idaho Neighborhoods

City officials in central Idaho are warning residents to prepare for more flooding as muddy water continues to overwhelm neighborhoods in Ketchum and Bellevue. Blaine County Disaster Services Coordinator Chris Corwin says the worst of the flooding is yet to …

Idaho Flood Recovery Is Far From Over

Accustomed to drought, south-central Idaho was overwhelmed this winter by simply too much water. Snowstorms cloaked the mountains and valleys. The saturated ground froze, buckling asphalt. Then sudden runoff in February and March wrecked more roads and left people scrambling …

Idaho City Assessing Flood Risks Prior to Federal Maps Release

Boise, Idaho officials have expressed concerns with federal maps that propose adding hundreds of acres to a flood plain in the city, which could increase the cost and difficulty of buying or developing nearby property. The city disagrees with the …

Wyoming Flood Preparations Follow Flood Predictions

Fremont County, Wyo. residents and disaster response officials are making preparations for spring flooding. Predictions are that the county could see its biggest runoff from the mountain snowpack in decades. National Weather Service hydrologists say the Wind and Little Wind …

Idaho Governor Issues Warnings over Potential Flood Disasters

Idaho Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter says residents facing possible flooding in some areas of the state aren’t taking what he calls a potential disaster seriously. About a dozen state and federal officials at a news conference Wednesday in Boise described …

Managers Made Errors in Handling California Dam Crisis

Late in the afternoon of Feb. 12, Sheriff Kory Honea was at the emergency operations center for the tallest dam in America when he overheard someone say something that stopped him in his tracks: “This is not good.” Over six …

California Awards Contractor $275M Contract to Fix Troubled Dam

California water officials say they have awarded a contract to repair Oroville Dam’s two damaged spillways to a Nebraska construction company. The Department of Water Resources announced that Kiewit Corp. of Omaha was awarded a $275 million contract to repair …

River in Idaho Rising Along With Flood Insurance Policy Sales

Federal officials say the Boise River in Idaho that’s already past flood stage will be raised again as flood insurance sales spike in the region. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that the river …

California City Was Warned About Flood But Failed To Act, Officials Say

Water officials say authorities in San Jose, Calif.  received several warnings that flooding was imminent but failed to evacuate thousands of residents who were trapped in their homes after a creek broke its banks. John Varela, board chairman of the …