Gov. Otter urges caution amid growing flood threats in Boise area and throughout state

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Gov. Butch Otter joined local, state and federal officials today to urge caution amid increasing risk of flooding across the state, including in the Boise River basin. “Most of our counties have been declared disasters, and we’re working to get assistance and relief deployed wherever it’s needed as quickly as possible,” Otter said at a news conference in the state Capitol’s Lincoln Auditorium. The governor is pointing Idahoans to the Idaho Department of Water Resources website here for the latest information on mountain snowpack and local flood threats throughout the state. Col. Brad Richy, director of the Idaho Bureau of Homeland Security, said four federal disaster declaration requests are pending, including one that was denied but that the state...

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