Snow storm is over, digging continues
February 16, 2017
By Michael Meier
Boundary County Director of Emergency Management
The snow storm is over, the roads are getting
better, and slowly members of our community are
Boundary County has completed the critical
infrastructure snow removal with inmate labor
from the Orofino facility. Those buildings in
need have been cleared including all the fire
hydrants within Bonners Ferry.
The inmates have returned to their facility.
Our agreement with Governor Otter was only for
critical infrastructure, and all private work
was by volunteers or paid crews. Both groups
worked for days clearing roof tops and shoveling
access points for our citizens in need.
Boundary County is in no way responsible for
private snow removal or its cost. If you had to
remove snow from your home or property to
prevent catastrophic damage, you may be covered
by your home owners insurance. Please check with
Damage reports are being taken for use to
develop a monetary amount incurred by the
citizens of our community.
This list may be important if we should qualify
for federal assistance for low cost or no cost
At this time the damage assessment is much lower
than the federal requirement.
Please email your damage with a description,
approximate cost and a photo to
Please remember your County cannot help you with
you snow removal costs on private property.
Thank you volunteers for all your help during
this declared emergency.
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