The Gem State has been hit hard by Mother Nature. First the pummeling snow, and now a fast melt causing flooding. On Saturday, Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter declared State Disaster Declarations for Cassia, Minidoka, Twin Falls and Washington Counties.The Idaho Office of Emergency Management says 17 out of 44 counties have some sort of disaster

declaration in place. “Because of the sheer number of counties involved right now in snow or flooding related issues, there is a lot of coordinating efforts going on to make sure we are providing them with the resource they need when they need it,” said Elizabeth Duncan with the Idaho Office of Emergency Management. READ MORE