Storms Cause Mudslides, Fire, Floods

BOISE, Idaho (September 6, 2013)--Crews were working Friday to clear a mudslide and homeowners were trying to dry out property after severe thunderstorms swept across southwestern Idaho.

The storms hit Thursday afternoon, causing flash flooding in Oakley, dropping golf ball-sized hail near Mountain Home and triggering a mudslide on Idaho Highway 55 between Banks and Smiths Ferry.

Residents of a home in Eagle escaped unharmed after the house was struck by lightning and caught fire.

Idaho Power crews had to respond to multiple outages in Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Star and other areas.

The National Weather Service said the state will get a break from stormy weather for a while.

Cooler, drier conditions are expected through the weekend.


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