Heavy rain is creating concerns for flooding across parts of Southern Idaho this afternoon. The National Weather Service has issued Flash Flood Warnings for parts of Southern Idaho.

The national weather service in Boise has issued a Flash Flood Warning for Southwestern Twin Falls County in South Central Idaho, and Southeastern Owyhee County until 4:00pm.

At 2:33pm the National Weather Service doppler radar indicated flash flooding from a thunderstorm 26 miles southwest of Rogerson, 16 miles west of Jackpot, moving north at 20 mph.

Locations impacted include:

  • Three Creek
  • Rogerson
  • Crawfish Crossing
  • Juniper Butte
  • Salls Crossing
  • Cedar Creek Reservoir
  • China Mountain
  • Salmon Falls Dam
  • Norton Bay

Precautionary/preparedness actions

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams, country roads, as well as farmland along the banks of creeks and streams.

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.