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Flood threat rises in county
December 29, 2005, by DYLAN DARLING
County officials Wednesday
urged people who live along the Sprague and
Williamson rivers to be alert for lowland flooding.
The National Weather Service
issued a flood advisory for the two rivers
Wednesday, the first in its three warning levels
about flood danger.
“We do have an advantage - we have seen this before,” Thompson said.
In the winter of 1996-97 a
similar string of weather - snow, snow, more snow
and then rain - caused the first severe flooding on
both rivers since 1964. The flooding was the worst
during the first week of January.
A check of the inventory
shows that the county has 3,600 sandbags on hand,
leftovers from after the 1996-97 flooding.
Officials said residents can
purchase sandbags from hardware stores, although
supplies are limited. Sand would cost about $5 per
Last week, Evinger and
Richards flew over the Sprague River Valley to check
on water levels.
Forecasters predict a break
in the rainy weather this weekend and an easing of
flooding danger. For now, officials will be watching
the weather and hoping there is not a repeat of
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