BOISE -- The Ada County Commissioners signed a Disaster Emergency Flood Declaration for the county on Thursday afternoon.

The declaration will help Ada City-County Emergency Management and other local and county officials to get the necessary resources in place for any possible flooding before any flooding happens.

With the declaration being signed Thursday afternoon, it will allow the county to ask for assistance from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding a sink hole that was discovered at a gravel pit on the south side of the Boise River, near the end of Joplin Road. Crews are repairing the sink hole with a clay mixture to stop water from seeping in from the Boise River.

Here are some tips from Ada City-County Emergency Management on what residents can do to protect their property:

  • Purchase flood insurance
  • Assemble a 72-hour disaster supplies kit
  • Have a personal evacuation plan for your residence
  • Keep all drainage ways free of yard waste, litter, and debris
  • If drainage obstructions are spotted, immediately report them to the authorities

For more information please visit the Ada City-County Emergency Management website.

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