By RODNEY D. BOAM
Franklin County Emergency Management Director Warren Wilde said it’s time to review the sandbag policy due to the threat of flooding following the extensive moisture we have received in the past week.
“We had this situation three or four years ago,” Wilde said “The ground was frozen and water was running everywhere.”
In an emergency, Franklin County residents who need sandbags can obtain them from Franklin County Emergency Management. The sandbags and sand are located at the Franklin County Road Department at 561 W. Oneida Street, during regular business hours, 208-852-0610.
Wilde said sand is available 24/7 outside of the compound fence, at the west end.
“If you need or anticipate the need for sandbags please make arrangements to pick them up during business hours,” he said. “After hours, on weekends and holidays, if an emergency develops, there will be sandbags available at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center, located in the courthouse.
No sand will be available at the courthouse, but it will be available at the Franklin County Road Department compound.
There is no cost for sandbags or sand if they are to be used for an emergency.
Wilde said it is best to plan early. If you anticipate any flooding, be prepared to handle the situation immediately when it occurs. Try not to wait until the last minute.
For further information contact Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch anytime at 208-852-1234.
Franklin County Emergency Management 208-852-1332, office, 208-221-1408, cell or 208-852-2767, Wilde’s home.
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