Valley County Receives Funding for East Fork Road Repairs and Mitigation Efforts

Following the severe storms of 2019 that brought widespread flooding, landslides, and mudslides to North Central Idaho, Valley County has received support from the Idaho Office of Emergency Management (IOEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to address the resulting damage and facilitate recovery.

The 2019 storms inflicted extensive damage on East Fork Road, including a large debris slide that resulted in hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs. Recognizing the need for support and assistance, IOEM, FEMA, and other agency partners have been actively collaborating with Valley County to reimburse the costs associated with repairs and mitigation activities.

On April 18, 2024, IOEM Director, Brad Richy, and FEMA Region 10 Deputy Administrator, Vince Maykovich, presented Valley County Commissioner, Elting Hasbrouck, and Road and Bridge Superintendent, Jeff McFadden, with a payment to reimburse the costs of the necessary repairs. The federal and state contributions totaled more than $636,000. Additional funds will be provided as necessary as work associated with mitigation efforts continue through 2024.

IOEM is proud to partner with FEMA in assisting local communities like Valley County in their response to, and recovery from, Idaho’s natural disasters. Together, we are dedicated to ensuring that affected communities receive the necessary support and resources to rebuild, recover, and thrive.