Flood waters reach Eagle mobile home park

Posted at 4:06 PM, May 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 19:21:13-04

Some residents at a mobile home park in Eagle are fighting off rising waters. Residents at the Rivera Estates Mobile Home Park off Hatchery Road woke up Wednesday morning to find over a foot of water in some places. The Eagle Fire Department says the water is not coming directly from the Boise River, but a nearby overflowing irrigation canal. At this time, the Eagle Fire Department says they aren't sure how many homes have been impacted, but say no mandatory evacuations are in place. 

The fire department says one of the benefits of mobile homes is they are already lifted up off the ground so they can take in quite a bit of water without causing major damage. With the help of residents, they are working to sandbag around the park's pump house so residents can still get fresh water. 

"We don't want to displace somebody from their home if we don't have to, and so there is really no concern for evacuation right now as long we can maintain the essentials, like water for them to drink and power for their units," said Chief Rusty Coffelt of the Eagle Fire Department.

The Eagle Fire Department says the mobile home park still has electricity are asking the general public to stay away from the area. They are also keeping a close eye on nearby bridges and debris in the river.