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T.F. Commissioners Approve Flooding Ordinance

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By Brittany Cooper

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) With Hurricane Sandy very much in the limelight, it's timely to discuss what would happen if a flooding event took place in our own community.

On Friday the Twin Falls County Commissioners did just that. Rick Dunn from planning and zoning presented the ordinance for standards for flood hazard areas.

The areas included are Rock Creek, parts of the Twin Falls county side of the Snake River Canyon and drainage ways identified on flood plain maps as flood prone areas.

This is basically a housekeeping issue as the federal government changes the rules and local communities then have to adapt.

"What it means for the citizens of Twin Falls County, is it affects their flood plain insurance ratings. If we did not have this, then they would not be able to get an inexpensive flood plain insurance policy," adds Dunn.

The ordinance also helps communities in regards to their infrastructure, in the event roads or bridges are damaged by a flood.



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