Rains have counties preparing for flood conditions

Rains have counties preparing for flood conditions

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by Stephanie Zepelin

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Posted on February 13, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 14 at 9:39 AM

BOISE -- The latest rainstorm has emergency managers from Boise to Eastern Oregon preparing for possible flood conditions over the next couple days.

Wednesday, parts of Eagle saw flooding.

Ada County Emergency Management Director, Doug Hardman, recommends paying close attention to any flood watches or warning in your area, especially if you live in a low-lying area. Hardman said an odd weather pattern has created conditions for flooding.

Get flood watches and warnings here.

"Typically we would deal with water from a water source, a river or a stream or maybe a gully of some type," said Hardman. "This is really just surface water, it's precipitation that we've received over the last several weeks, and especially within the last few days, sitting on top of frozen ground, and there's no place for it to go so it's pooling in considerable locations throughout the valley."

In Oregon, the National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Malheur River near Vale.

Emergency managers there expect it to exceed flood levels this weekend, and warn residents to be careful driving on county roads.

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