Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley reports on Thursday January 12, 2017, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue responded to the City of Idanha and surrounding area to assist the city which declared a local emergency due to the recent series of winter events.
Linn County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue provided 20 team members and volunteers to assist with clearing snow and ice from homes having structural issues created by heavy snow loads. Team members also assisted the City of Idanha’s Public Works Department in clearing snow at the city’s water treatment center in order to restore water pressure.
Linn County Search and Rescue also went house to house on the Linn County side of Idanha to check on each residence in order to determine if they needed assistance or emergency services. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office and Marion County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members also completed site checks on residents.