Payette Declaration 2017


Idaho Office of Emergency Management
For immediate release January 25, 2107
Contact: Elizabeth Duncan
(208) 258-6595

Payette County Included in State Disaster Declaration


BOISE – Payette County has been added to a State Disaster Declaration signed by Idaho Governor C. L. “Butch” Otter. Record snowfall has led to widespread roof collapses on both commercial structures and residences in the communities of Payette, New Plymouth and Fruitland in Payette County and Weiser, Midvale and Cambridge in Washington County.

Local officials say snow removal remains a priority. A State Disaster Declaration ensures that all necessary state resources are made available for recovery efforts. Payette County residents and business owners can report roof collapses and potentially compromised structures by calling (208) 642-6004 or email

The Idaho Emergency Operations Center (IDEOC) remains activated at Level 1 due to winter storm hazards throughout the state. Ada, Adams, Canyon, Cassia, Custer, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, and Washington counties now have disaster declarations in effect.


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The Idaho Office of Emergency Management is a Division of the Idaho Military Division. The services we provide are to facilitate emergency management in Idaho, and to assist neighboring states. The men and women of this Division are dedicated to their mission of protecting the lives and property of the people of Idaho, as well as preserving the environmental and the economic health of Idaho.

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