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Flood waters make for anxious hours of waiting for Twin Falls residents

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Flood waters make for anxious hours of waiting for Twin Falls residents

By Tammy Scardino. CREATED Aug 6, 2014

After more than three inches of precipitation in just three days the raindrops are stacking up at the Lazy J Mobile Home Ranch in Twin Falls.

“I love this little creek here but I don’t love it right now,” says Twin Falls resident Mary Burner.

The stream may have been a draw for Burner at one time but without flood insurance, she is rethinking her decision. If the water line gets higher she may have to leave her belongings behind and stay with friends or family.

The police are calling on everyone to use good judgment when it comes to avoiding flooded areas. Drivers should turn around if they come across pools of water on the road and people should avoid standing water whenever possible.

“Where we have these large ditches and canals, stay away from them and don’t get near them because they’re flowing like major rivers right now,” says Sgt. Dennis Pullin from the Twin Falls Police Department.

Keep an eye out for road closures, too, as the opening and closings can be as unpredictable as the weather.

“It just keeps raining and raining,” Burnder says. “I’ve never seen so much rain in the six years I’ve been here. It’s unreal.”