Idaho storms cause mudslides, house fire, floods
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Crews are working to clear a mudslide and homeowners are 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 creating a mudslide on Idaho Highway 55 between Banks and Smiths Ferry. Residents of a home in Eagle escaped unharmed after their house was struck by lightning and caught fire. Meanwhile, Idaho Power crews had to respond to multiple outages in Boise, Nampa, Caldwell, Star and other areas.
The National Weather Service says Idahoans will get a break from stormy weather for a while, with cooler, drier conditions expected through the weekend.
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