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Jan 23 2017

Washington County Disaster Services

Town  Hall Meeting
Wednesday January 25, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Vendome Events Center
309 State St, Weiser, ID 83672

At last night’s city council meeting the emergency management team presented two main objectives to respond to: Snow removal from streets and snow load assessment and removal from key buildings. After presenting three options for each objective, the city council voted unanimously to first, work with the state of Idaho to bring in additional equipment and labor for five days to get the snow off of all the streets. The contracted crews will work on the primary streets, allowing the city to work on residential streets. Second, the city will bring in a structural engineer to assess the roofs of as many public access buildings as feasible. They will then present results to interested parties for informed decision-making on the need to remove snow. The implementation of these plans begins immediately.

The single point of up-to-date and accurate information concerning the recent weather related events is located HERE.

If there is a LIFE SAFETY Emergency CALL 911

If you are a contractor with equipment call: (208) 258-6536

For all general information and questions please call:

(208) 414-4274 or (208) 414-4276.

The email address is: wceoc@co.washington.id.us.

PRESS RELEASE:
“The public information hotline is now working. If you want to report damage, have concerns for snow removal of roads or roofs, have concerns for a building or shut in, have resources to volunteer or have non-emergency questions, you can call 414-4274 or 414-4276. This number will be answered until 7:00 or 8:00 this evening and then from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm beginning tomorrow. During non-operational hours please leave a message with contact information.”
Steve Penner
Washington County Disaster Services PIO