Trump signs disaster declaration for 11 Idaho counties DANIELLE WILEY firstname.lastname@example.org Danielle Wiley Apr 21, 2017 (…) × Tired of seeing surveys on articles? If you are a subscriber, simply log in or Subscribe now! Buy Now The photo shows severe flooding in February in Washington County in southwest Idaho. President Trump declared Washington and 10 other Idaho counties as disaster areas on Friday because of the flooding and snow-related damage they experienced this past winter. Idaho National Guard photo BOISE, Idaho (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a disaster declaration for 11 counties in southern Idaho.The declaration signed Friday means federal funds will be available to help communities rebuild damaged infrastructure following winter storms and flooding from Feb. 5 to March 3.Officials say Bingham, Cassia, Elmore, Franklin, Gooding, Jefferson, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls and Washington counties sustained damage that exceeded $30 million.Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter says he's grateful the president acted quickly to support parts of Idaho struggling through some of the worst weather-related damage in recent memory. Otter also says the state has appealed the denial of a disaster declaration sought for Ada, Canyon, Custer, Payette and Washington counties due to record snowfall that damaged roofs, roadways and other infrastructure. Danielle Wiley is the reporter for the Kuna Melba News. Contact her at 922-3008 or email her at email@example.com More from this section Weekly road report Posted: June 14, 2017 Weekly road report Posted: June 7, 2017 Weekly road report Posted: May 31, 2017 Weekly road report Posted: May 24, 2017 Art commission requests America-themed pieces for display Posted: May 17, 2017 Tags Idaho Trump Federal Funding Disaster Declaration Ap Flooding Politics Building Industry Meteorology Washington Otter Donald Trump County Danielle Wiley Follow Danielle Wiley Close Get email notifications on Danielle Wiley daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever Danielle Wiley posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow Danielle Wiley Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Kuna Melba News Read the latest edition of the Kuna Melba News in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere.