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Bingham County issues emergency declaration due to flooding

February 10, 2017

Bingham County issued an emergency declaration Friday morning in response to flooding. The declaration opens the door for possible federal aid.

Several areas between Shelley and Aberdeen are flooded, according to Bingham County Sheriff Craig Roland.

“We’ve got major flooding everywhere right now,” Roland said. “We’ve got water over roads, water surrounding houses. ... Just (snow) melt from fields close to residences right now.”

Roland said there have been no reports of injuries, though he did say several basements have been flooded.

Bingham County is one of 13 Idaho counties to issue emergency declarations, and the first in East Idaho.

Sandbags can be obtained in four locations in Bingham County:

— In Firth behind Collettes located at 132 S. Main St.

— In Shelley behind the Shelley Fire State located at 585 W. Fir St.

— In Blackfoot at Moreland Park located at 740 W.

— In Aberdeen at Stokes located at 185 N. Main St.