EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - CIVIL DEFENSE

Contact Information


Location

Teton County Law Enforcement Center
230 North Main Street
Driggs, ID   83422

Mailing
230 North Main Street
Driggs, ID   83422

Other
208-354-2703 (phone)
gadams@co.teton.id.us

Hours
Monday - Friday: 9 - 5

 

Announcement


Title: Press Release: High Water Warning
From: Emergency Management - Civil Defense
Contact: Greg Adams
Phone: 208-354-2703
Email: gadams@co.teton.id.us
   

Warning of High Water in Teton County – Press Release

 

May 29, 2018

 

Contact: Greg Adams, 208-354-2703

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Teton County, Idaho - There are current high waters throughout Teton County due to seasonal run off. As of today, there have been no road closures and it is expected that the runoff should happen smoothly. However, Teton County Emergency Management asks that residents and visitors take extra precautions during this time by following these guidelines:

 

  • Pay attention to the National Weather Service Flood Watches and Warnings.  A link to our local Pocatello office's website is https://www.weather.gov/pih/ .
  • Never try to walk, swim, drive or play in floodwater due to the uncertainty of the depth and the flow. Moving water minimizes the ability to see damaged or washed away roadbeds, holes or submerged debris.
  • Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes.
  • Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers. Local creek depths typically peak between midnight and 5:00 am.
  • Children should NEVER play in or around high water.  As little as six inches of water can knock you off your feet resulting in injury or death.
  • When recreating on or near swift moving water be extra careful.

 

Teton County will keep citizens informed should conditions worsen. For more information, please contact the Emergency Management Office at 208-354-2703.

- Holly Wolgamott, Teton County Public Information Officer

 

   






 

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