High Water Watch! Use Caution: Flooding may occur in areas of Teton County.
Published: June, 15 2022
Due to the recent rain and the increase in temperatures we are experiencing an increase in the risk of flooding. The National Weather Service issued information indicating that the runoff will peak sometime within the next few days resulting in minor flooding. Updates to this forecast are issued twice daily at around 10AM and 7PM. The NWS forecast for the Pocatello region will provide the latest warning and advisory information.
Teton County and The Cities of Driggs, Victor, and Tetonia are in coordination with emergency services and will be monitoring conditions and will publish information as needed.
We want everyone in the City of Driggs and surrounding areas to use extra caution. Please follow the recommendations below, and in the case of any emergency, please dial 911.
What should the public do?
- Pay attention to the National Weather Service Flood Watches and Warnings for the Pocatello region .
- Never try to walk, swim, drive or play in flood water due to the uncertainty of the depth and the flow. Moving water minimizes the ability to see damaged or washed away road beds, holes or submerged debris.
- Do not camp or park your vehicle along streams and washes.
- Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize flood dangers. Local creek depths typically peak between midnight and 5:00 am.
- DO NOT DRIVE AROUND A BARRICADE. Barricades are there for your protection. Find an alternate route. Vehicles can be swept away by as little as 2 feet of flood water.
- Children should NEVER play in or around high water. As little as six inches of water can knock you off your feet resulting in injury or death.
- If your home or property is next to a river or a creek, assess your situation to determine if you need to protect your property with sandbags, or other flood mitigation efforts. The County has a limited supply of sandbags that are available at cost to the public. Call 208-354-8773 to check availability.
- Visit TetonCountyIdaho.gov for more information about sandbags and how to prepare in the event of flooding.