Severe Weather Preparedness
Recent events in Colorado have highlighted the impact of severe weather on a community resulting in: flash-flooding; debris flows off recently fire damaged areas and wide-spread flooding from creeks/streams and rivers throughout a 4,500 square mile area. The impacts of this weather event were devestating. A severe weather event like this could occur in Idaho. Now is the time to review your jurisdictional and personal emergency operation plans to ensure that they are current and comprehensive. The ability to self-sustain for a minimum of 72 hours is a cornerstone of community preparedness. Information on “How to Prepare” is only an online search or call to your local Emergency Coordinator away. At the jurisdictional level, a thorough review of the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) is the responsible thing to do as we lead into the severe weather season.