Flood Fight 2020

City of Moorhead to Host Community Flood Update Meeting

The meeting is March 12 at the Hjemkomst Center

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead is holding a Community Flood Informational Meeting on March 12 at 6 p.m. at the Hjemkomst Center. The meeting will provide information about the City’s flood preparations and potential flooding impacts. The City of Moorhead provides important weather updates through their eNotification system and emergency announcements through Code Red. For information on flood preparations and…

Volunteers part of VOAD help prepare for spring flooding

Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster, or VOAD, was started in 2009 to help those who had been impacted by the floods

FARGO, N.D. — After a historically wet fall across the Red River Valley, county and city officials from across the metro say it’s vital that the government works with community members to prepare for potential flooding. That’s where the Cass Clay VOAD comes in. “VOAD is actually a group of organizations that come together and work on preparedness, recovery in…

Fargo, West Fargo & Cass County sign flood emergency declaration

Risk of flooding across metro remains substantial

FARGO, N.D. — Declaring a flood emergency means local government agencies will be able to manage resources and funding under conditions that aren’t normally accounted for or anticipated. According to the latest spring flood outlook, the risk of flooding across the metro has been reduced slightly, but it still remains substantial. Sandbagging efforts will take place March 10th to the…

Weather Service: Risk of Red River Flooding Down Slightly

There's a 5 percent chance the river could top 39 feet.

FARGO, N.D.–The risk of spring flooding in the Red River Valley has been reduced slightly because of limited precipitation in the last few weeks, although National Weather Service forecasters say there’s still a lot of moisture in the system. The latest outlook released Thursday shows a 50 percent chance that the Red River in the Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota, area…

Canadian Officials Visiting Fargo to Assess Flooding Risks

The Red River helps assess potential flooding in Manitoba.

FARGO, N.D.–Canadian officials are scheduled to visit Fargo and West Fargo on Tuesday to assess potential flood risks. North Dakota Representative Kim Koppelman coordinated the visit with Minister Ron Schuler, the Manitoba Minister of Infrastructure and member of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Due to the Red River flowing northward into Winnipeg, Manitoba and ultimately into Hudson Bay, Canadian officials closely…

Fargo to Begin Filling Sandbags in Case of Red River Flood

The city plans to fill 250,000 sandbags in order to protect up to 41 feet.

FARGO, N.D. –A city building dubbed Sandbag Central will soon be open for business as Fargo leaders prepare for spring flooding along the Red River. City Administrator Bruce Grubb told city commissioners Monday of plans to fill 250,000 sandbags in order to protect the city to 41 feet, which would be 23 feet over flood stage. The latest outlook from…

Cass County and the City of Fargo join forces for upcoming sandbag operations

This is the first time Cass County and the City of Fargo will combine operations since 2013

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cass County and The City of Fargo are coming together for this year’s flood fight. “I really don’t see any negatives, cause it kind of maximizes everybody’s efforts, whether it is from a volunteer standpoint, as city and county resources and staffing,” Cass County engineer Jason Benson said. For the first time since 2013, both the…

Grand Forks Mayor Signs Emergency Declaration in Preparation for Spring Flooding

The declaration lasts for 30 days.

GRAND FORKS, N.D.–The Mayor of Grand Forks, Michael R. Brown, signed a Declaration of Emergency and Natural Disaster in preparation for historic spring flooding. Brown said, “We know an emergency is coming, we know that the Red River is going to flood this spring. This declaration is one of the first steps the city needs to take in order to…

North Dakota National Guard Preps for Potential Spring Flooding

The training is done every year prior to anticipated spring flooding.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – 50 soldiers and airmen with the North Dakota National Guard conducted a flood response drill in Jamestown Thursday. The training is done every year prior to anticipated spring flooding. The National Guard prepared for the scenario by planning where men and women would be stationed and how supplies and resources would be managed. Colonel Tad Schauer, Director…