Residents evacuate Eagle mobile home park

Some are moving out before the situation gets worse.

EAGLE - Flooding on the Boise River remains a top concern for emergency officials.

Water has inundated a mobile home park in Eagle and some residents are packing up and getting out while they can.

Some tenants at Riviera Estates are still riding it out, while some units have more water inside and surrounding the outside than others.

The flooding at the park has prompted the Red Cross to set up an emergency shelter the Eagle Nazarene Church, about two miles from the mobile home park.

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Volunteer Jeromy Cross says he is expecting several families to seek shelter at the church.

“We will have a place for them to stay and provide meals, we have medical staff and we will provide any help they will need afterwards,” Cross said.

At Riviera Estates, nine of the 43 units are without power. Evacuation is still voluntary but the pooling water has made entering and exiting the park tough.

“What's it like getting in and out of here?” asked KTVB.

“Very difficult unless you have a high rise like this one,” Lisa Scholley said.

Resident Lisa Scholley has made the decision to leave.

“We’re going to be shutting that down and putting the TVs on vacation so to speak, and I am going to leave today and hope everything pans out, but it is a little stressful and I am a little tired,” Scholley said.

Water hasn't seeped into Scholley's home yet but she says water has crept inside her neighbor's homes, prompting them to leave too.

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“I'm staying with my son right here,” said Scholley. “I think Brian and Becky are going to the RV park and someone else went down to the Eagle Nazarene Church for the shelter and their home is completely saturated around the edges at least. They cannot get in and out, it’s very deep there.”

The Red Cross shelter will be open for evacuees as long as there is a need.

Cross says those affected by the flood who might just need a meal, and not a place to stay, are also welcome.

“Our role here is to provide immediate aid and comfort somebody that just lost their home and possessions,” Cross said, “the thing we don't want them to worry about is having a safe place to sleep or how they are going to feed themselves.

Cross says ever since he has been with the organization, an emergency shelter has never been set up in the Treasure Valley for flooding. However, this year there really is a need, in areas like this that are just saturated.

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