Recent heavy rains and flooding in central Idaho have led to disaster declarations for three counties. According to a statement issued by the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security (BHS), Senate President Pro Tempore and acting Gov. Bob Geddes issued the declarations Tuesday for Idaho, Adams, and Valley counties. The move clears the way for state aid to be offered to those counties.
“Adams, Idaho, and Valley county officials have gone above and beyond in their efforts to deal with this unexpected event, and I applaud their work,” Geddes said. “They have now asked for additional help from the state of Idaho, and by signing this declaration I will ensure they get the assistance they need to get through this emergency,” said Geddes, who is acting governor while both Gov. Butch Otter and Lt. Gov. Brad Little are out of the state.
The Bureau of Homeland Security will now work with those counties to assess damage and figure out how best to react to the flooding. The BHS will then direct state agencies on how to assist the counties.
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