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Friday, February 14, 2014

Q: What is a "snowmelt flood"?

When melting snow is a major source of the water involved in a flood, it is considered a snowmelt flood. Snowpacks store water. Unlike rainfall, which reaches the soil almost immediately, snow stores the water for some time until it melts, delaying the arrival of water at the soil for days, weeks, or even months. Once it does reach the soil, water from snowmelt behaves much as it would if it had come from rain instead of snow - the water either infiltrates into the soil or it runs off (or both). Flooding can occur whenever the rate of water input exceeds the ability of the soil to absorb it or when the amount of water exceeds natural storage capacities in soil, rivers, lakes and reservoirs.

Q: Are snowmelt floods common? Are they severe?

Some snowmelt flooding occurs every year in the northern U.S. Most events are relatively minor

Posted by ckay at 2/14/2014 9:51:00 PM
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Disastrous fires that cause smoke damage are not the only ways to get smoke damage in the home. People who smoke inside often have smoke damage along upper walls and ceilings of their homes. Over time, these surfaces will develop a yellowish stain and the smoke odor can be difficult to remove due to penetration and absorption into building materials. Let the professionals at CTR Cleanup & Total Restoration help bring your property back to a pre-loss condition. We are highly trained and skilled in procedures to remedy tobacco smoke & odors returning homes to their original condition cost-effectively and in the shortest time possible.

Posted by ckay at 2/13/2014 8:51:00 PM
Monday, December 23, 2013

All American Insurance chose to donate their winning to the Women's and Children's Alliance (WCA).

Posted by cheri at 12/23/2013 5:05:00 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013

From left to Right: Savanah, Cindy Packard with AAA Idaho, Kyle Larson with AAA Idaho, Stephanie Hudson – Co-Director of Resource Development at BGC of the Magic Valley, Kari Hinsaker-Minchey with AAA Idaho, and Sabrina Johnson with AAA if Idaho. NOT Pictured: Ann Morgan Supervisor, AAA Idaho

Posted by cheri at 12/16/2013 4:58:00 PM
Friday, November 29, 2013
The Light My Fire, Inc. Organization has worked hard to raise funds for a wonder group of causes. Checks were presented to the City of Boise on Oct 22nd and the City of Meridian on Nov 13th.
Overall Budget Analysis
- Boise Fire Dept Safe House $10,140
- Boise Fire Dept Burn Out Fund $10,140
- Meridian Fire Dept. $6,760
- Meridian Fire Fighter Assoc. $6,760
• These are the payments that will be made combining the 2013 gala and golf tournament profits.
Posted by cheri at 11/29/2013 5:11:00 PM
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for home cooking fires, with three times as many occurring on Thanksgiving as any other day of the year. In 2010, there were 1,370 fires on Thanksgiving, a 219 percent increase over the daily average. 

Posted by ckay at 11/27/2013 10:07:00 PM
Monday, November 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

 Dryers and washing machines were involved in one out of every 22 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2006-2010.

 

 

 

Posted by ckay at 10/23/2013 10:11:00 PM
Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Fire & Smoke Restoration

Posted by ckay at 10/9/2013 10:12:00 PM
Monday, September 23, 2013

Frozen Pipes are one of the Main Causes of Flooding in ID….Here Are Some Tips to Help You in This Situation

 

Posted by ckay at 9/23/2013 9:29:00 PM
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