Welcome to the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office

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Sheriff Steve M. Harkins

Blaine County is a full service sheriff’s office providing all aspects of law enforcement: patrol, detention, search and rescue, disaster services, Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team (SERT), driver’s licensing, civil processing, marine division, prisoner transport, records, and community service programs for the entire Blaine County area of Idaho.

Public Safety is our primary concern. If and when we have important messages for our community we will post them here. We hope that the information provided on our website will help you learn more about our office and the wonderful community that we serve. We recommend you follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay informed on what’s happening in our community. Please feel free to send us your comments or questions through our contact page.

DISASTER SERVICES BASIC SAND BAG INFORMATION

FEMA FLOOD FIGHT OPERATIONS INFO 

MATERIALS REQUIRED PER 100’ SANDBAG FLOOD CONTROL 

HEIGHT        SANDBAGS           TONS OF SAND         Cu.  Yd.  SAND

REQUIRED              REQUIRED   *                REQUIRED

1 Foot                   800                               13                                 8

2 Feet                  2400                               41                               25

3 Feet                  5000                              84                                52

4 Feet                 8,800                             147                               91

5 Feet                13,600                            228                              141

6 Feet                19,500                            327                              202

*wet sand weight. Figures are rounded.

Recommended ½ full bags.  Average bag  14×25 inches.  Should weigh about 40lbs.

Bags should be alternately stacked , like brickwork, to seal effectively.

Use 3 to 1 Base/Height Ratio.

(9 Foot Base/3 Foot Height)

THIS INFORMATION IS FOR REFERENCING WHEN PLANNING AHEAD FOR FLOOD CONTROL.  KEEP IN MIND THAT SANDBAGGING IS EXTREMELY LABOR INTENSIVE, AND BAG SHORTAGE CAN EXIST.

LOCAL & REGIONAL RESOURCES FOR FLOOD RELATED ACTIVITIES 

Please contact Land Use & Building Services for further information including the process and procedure of an Emergency Stream Alteration Application.  208-788-5570

www.blainecounty.org

 

LOCAL SANDBAG / CLEAN-UP SERVICES  ** MAY NOT BLOCK CHANNEL or FLOODPLAIN**

All-Seasons Landscaping: 788-3352Offering complete service: sacks, sand, placement and clean-up.

Big Wood Landscape: 726-4667 Offering complete service: sacks, sand, placement and clean-up.

Clearwater Landscaping: 788-5486Offering complete service: sacks, sand, placement and clean-up.

Webb Landscaping726-4927 — Offering complete service: sacks, sand, placement and clean-up.

PipeCo: 725-7824 — 210 Lewis St. Ketchum — will have empty bags for purchase by the public.

Sun Valley Garden Center: 788-3533 – Offering complete service: sacks, sand, placement and clean-up.

Idaho Lumber (ACE)  788-3333  Sandbags, both pre-filled and empty.

Ranchers Supply, Picabo   788-3539  Sandbags, both pre-filled and empty.

Green’s Hardware               788-9359   Sandbags, both pre-filled and empty.

A C Houston Lumber Co.   726-5616   Sandbags, both pre-filled and empty

Franklin Building Supply    788-0094   Pre-filled sandbags

PUMP RENTAL or PURCHASE

Idaho Lumber:           788-3333 Rental Pumps

Lutz Rentals: Bellevue-788-0768 / Ketchum-726-5421 Rental Pumps

Rain for Rent: 438-5065 / Cell: 312-0699 / (800) 742-7246 – Large Rental Pumps

 

WATER BLADDERS/COFFERDAMS  ** MAY NOT BLOCK CHANNEL or FLOODPLAIN**

Aqua Dam:                 707-768-3439 or 800-682-9283(US only)                 www.aquadam.net

Water-Inflated Property Protection WIPP     800-245-0199                      www.wippsystem.com

Muscle Wall:              (801) 888-9208                                                                       www.MuscleWall.com

 

EXCAVATION CONTRACTORS **NOTE: ANY STREAM ALTERATION REQUIRES A PERMIT**

McStay, Bruce Excavation: 788-1344/309-1020

Anderson Asphalt Paving:  788-4728                    

McStay, Gary Construction:788-2697/720-0711

B&G Dirt Works:                   788-3442                    

Myers Excavation:                788-3283

Bald Mountain Excavation: 788-4217                    

Parke Custom Equipment:  823-4575 Carey

Burks Excavation:                788-7639                    

Rick’s Excavation:                788-6231/309-0348

Erwin Excavation:                788-6346                    

Sluder Dale Construction:   788-4665

Extreme Excavation:            309-2660/309-2661    

Sweet’s Excavation:             788-0245/886-2297

Ferris Excavation:                720-2992                    

Trask Construction:             788-9719/720-3210

Glendale Construction:       788-3429                    

Joe’s Backhoe Service:       487-3191/309-1587    

Katco Excavation:                788-4772

Walker Sand and Gravel     788-4525   Bulk sand for filling sandbags, etc. 

DISCLAIMER: This list is intended as a service to the public in the event that high and/or flood waters are encountered by local residents. This list is not comprehensive nor does it imply any kind of endorsement by the County.  For additional resources, consult the local phone book.

Blaine County Disaster Services Contact Chuck Turner (208) 788 5508

 

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