Idaho Office of Emergency Management calm for eclipse

Posted at 6:34 PM, Aug 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-21 20:34:52-04

The Idaho Office of Emergency Management spent months preparing for Monday's eclipse, but officials with the IOEM said the day ended up being pretty quiet at their headquarters.

County, state and national agencies worked together to form emergency plans and stationed responders around the path of totality just in case something happened. 

They say it was like having a fire extinguisher on hand, it's better to be prepared and not need it than to need it and not be prepared. 

"If Idahoans and visitors to our state had a safe and enjoyable time and there were no problems, that's a good thing," IOEM Public Affairs Officer Elizabeth Duncan said. 

Officials say they're please with how smoothly counties and small communities around Idaho handled the event.