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Lt. Governor declares Idaho, Lewis counties in state of emergency

State to "provide resources and assistance wherever we can"

As of Wednesday, March 22, Acting Governor Brad Little has declared a State of Emergency for Idaho and Lewis counties.

“We have had an abnormal winter exceeding 25 year, 50 year and perhaps 100-year event projections. Our citizens and municipalities are burdened by Mother Nature, our infrastructure is being tested,” said Governor Brad Little, current acting governor. “We are grateful that no one has lost their life as a direct result of this flooding, but the economic and personal toll is enormous. The communities in these areas will be dealing with the destruction for the foreseeable future and we will work to provide resources and assistance wherever we can.”

Governor Little is continuously briefed on the flooded areas and is working closely with the Office of Emergency Management. 28 of Idaho’s 44 counties have either a county or state emergency declaration. 22 of those 28 have a state declaration.

Governor Otter is out of the state, leaving Lt. Governor as the acting governor.


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