Turn Around Don’t Drown

February 8, 2017
Urgent Notifications

Blaine County Issues News Release for Flood Advisory: Turn Around Don’t Drown
Blaine County under Flood Watch and Advisory

Blaine County- Flood Watches and Warnings continue for our area.

Know the Difference between a Flood Watch and a Flood Warning:
Watch – get ready! A watch is issued when a specific weather hazard is possible. This gives you and your family time to get prepared. If you live in a low lying area, you can prepare for the possibility of flood waters impacting your home. You can also plan alternate routes for getting to home, work or school if you know certain roads you usually take could be covered by water. The watch also gives you a chance to test your communications plan and alert family and friends to the threat of dangerous weather.

Flood Advisory- Be Aware! A Flood Advisory is issued when a specific weather event that is forecast to occur may become a nuisance. A Flood Advisory is issued when flooding is not expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, it may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution is not exercised, it could lead to situations that may threaten life and/or property. Turn Around Don’t drown! It is never safe to drive or walk through flood waters.

Stay informed: Being informed is a crucial part of being prepared for any significant event, including flooding. Members of the public are encouraged to sign up to receive weather and other emergency alerts and notifications by signing up for the Blaine County Community Alert System: www.blainecounty.org (Emergency Alert System link – bottom of page)
To report a flooded road or street please contact Blaine County Dispatch at 578-3831. To report an immediate emergency please dial 911.
Contact: Chuck Turner (208) 788-5508
or Blaine County Dispatch (208) 578-3831
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February 8, 2017

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