Flood Fight 2019

Oslo, Minnesota Cut Off By Floodwaters But It’s “Business as Usual”

Governor Tim Walz sent several dozen Army National Guard soldiers to assist Oslo over the weekend

OSLO, MN — Oslo, Minnesota is now an island cut off by Red River floodwaters blocking highways in and out of the town of around 300 people. The Red has crested below the record level and is holding steady. The town is protected by a massive permanent ring levee that has been in place for years. About half the population left…

Take a Ride: Cass County Flooding From the Air

Red River Valley flooding from 1,600 feet. Posted by Danielle Church KVRR on Monday, April 15, 2019 CASS COUNTY, ND – Flooding in the Red River Valley from 1,600 feet. Video includes Fargo-Moorhead and areas in Georgetown, Shelly and Halstad. KVRR Reporter Danielle Church covers the flooding from the air with Civil Air Patrol pilot Chad Smith. Catch her complete story…

Red River in Fargo-Moorhead Expected to Reach Second Crest Soon

It crested last week at 35 feet

  RED RIVER VALLEY — After our latest snow storm, meteorologists from the National Weather Service say you can expect the melt over the next few days to create some more flooding. They say the good news is much of that snow fell in the south, so the water will slowly move up north. Most of the rivers in eastern North…

Red Rises North of Oslo, Overland Flooding Still An Issue

Southern basin rivers and streams will start to see secondary crests around mid-week

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service says rising river levels continue on the Red River north of Oslo. It is sitting steady at 37.7 feet, more than half a foot from the record flood level, and expected to stay there for days. Overland flooding continues for many areas near the Red River. Southern basin rivers and streams will start…

Brutal Weather and Coming Storm Leaves Farmers With Uncertainty

In a region with lots of high and low land, there are more wet areas that usual

LISBON, N.D. — Farmers are feeling the weight of Mother Nature. “We’re not doing too bad now, things are drying up nice, it’s looking a lot better, but when you’re talking another 12 inches of snow, and what that’s going to do, it’s already wet and late to start out with,” Matthew Lyons, a farmer in Lisbon, said. He says…

North Dakota National Guard Delivers Sandbags in Rural Cass County

They've delivered about a hundred pallets of sandbags since Sunday morning

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — As rivers rise around Cass County and the water seeps over roads and pools into fields, more requests have been coming in for sandbags. The North Dakota National Guard has a mission to get sandbags to those who need them. Sandbags are loaded up from the Cass County Highway Department in West Fargo before being taken out…

Rising Floodwaters Close Two of Three Bridges in Connecting Grand Forks, East Grand Forks

The Kennedy Bridge was built for a flood crest up to more than 50 feet

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — The Red River is nearing 44 feet in Grand Forks and the forecasted crest is 48 feet on Friday. Grand Forks built $400 million worth of permanent flood protection in 2007. “We have 12 pump stations dedicated to flood protection, we have closures that go into our flood walls that involves closing roads but those go…

Two-Day-Old Calf Saved From Flood Waters, Reunited With Mother

It was safely returned to its mother

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — In the nearly 30 years a sergeant has been with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, he says he’s never seen a cow need rescuing. But that all changed yesterday as we first showed you last night. The Water Operations Team was called to save a two-day-old calf after it was stranded on a section of…

Cass County Uses SHERP Vehicle for Flood Relief

The Vehicle serves as an alternative to the Air Boat

HARWOOD, N.D. — Cass County introduced a new vehicle to the area to help in flood relief efforts. The SHERP was brought over from Williams County as an alternative to the air boat that is typically deployed during flooding. The all-terrain vehicle holds up to six people and can be used to deliver supplies or rescue people in dangerous situations. It…