The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Warning for Twin Falls and the Magic Valley through 8pm tonight.

The National Weather Service in Boise has extended the Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in Southern Idaho through 8pm (Aug. 6):

  • Southeastern Gooding County
  • Southeastern Owyhee County
  • Jerome County
  • Twin Falls County

Emergency Management is reporting significant flooding across the area, especially in the vicinity of Twin Falls. Three inches of rain have already been recorded.

Flooding has also been reported along Rock Creek in Twin Falls. Numerous other small streams canals were overflowing their banks across the area. More heavy rain will occur today.

Locations that will experience flooding include:

  • Twin Falls
  • Jerome
  • Buhl
  • Kimberly
  • Wendell
  • Filer
  • Hansen
  • Hagerman
  • Hazelton
  • Eden
  • Rogerson
  • Hollister
  • Castleford
  • Murtaugh

Precautionary/Preparedness Actions

Most flood deaths occur in automobiles. Never drive your vehicle into areas where the water covers the roadway. Flood waters are usually deeper than they appear. Just one foot of flowing water is powerful enough to sweep vehicles off the road. When encountering flooded roads make the smart choice: turn around and don’t drown.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small Creeks and streams, highways, and underpasses in urban areas. Additionally, country roads and farmlands along the banks of creeks, streams, and other low lying areas are subject to flooding.