Flood Fight 2019

Norman County Bridge Collapses, Hwy. 75 Closed Near Halstad

Norman County Highway Engineer Jerilyn Swenson says the bridge crossing a drainage ditch collapsed Monday night.

ADA, MN (KFGO) – Ice has taken out a bridge northwest of Ada. Norman County Highway Engineer Jerilyn Swenson says the bridge crossing a drainage ditch collapsed Monday night. The bridge is along county Hwy. 18, about 6 miles south of the Polk County line. Barricades are in place. Several roads in Norman County are under water. U.S. Highway 75…

Norman County Battles 2019 Flood Fight As Red River Rises

The Red River in Halstad is expected to crest at 38 feet by Tuesday

NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. — Pools of water on the side of the road are just a little bit of the flooding you’ll see in Perley. “We’ve got the ditches that are looking like this but like I said, we’re maintaining and if anyone needs sandbags, we’ve been helping them out with providing sand. The farmers, everybody,” said Ann Kruse, Mayor…

Red River Cresting In Fargo Area

Impacts this year include closed roads and bridges but no flooded homes or businesses.

FARGO, N.D – The Red River is cresting in the Fargo-Moorhead area with few problems, though overland flooding remains an issue in rural areas. The river is about 5 feet above major flood stage, but the cities have put several flood control measures in place since the record 2009 flood when the river crested nearly 6 feet higher. Impacts this…

Predicting the Red: Meet the Crew Who Helps the National Weather Service

The Red River is expected to exceed 35 feet on Monday

FARGO, N.D. — The National Weather Service expects the Red River in Fargo–Moorhead to crest at 35 feet by tomorrow morning. KVRR’s Danielle Church introduces us to the team who helps the organization reach that prediction and how they’re able to do so in our “flood fight 2019 coverage.” And they’re off! This US Geological Survey Field crew is going from…

Cass County Delivers 15,000 Additional Sandbags to Rural Areas

The Red River in Harwood is around 91.5 feet high

  CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County delivers an additional 15,000 sandbags to areas that didn’t even have water a mile away from them a few days ago. Take a look here at County Road 20 and 17, where the road is only open to local traffic. County engineers say changing conditions have caused overland flooding north of West Fargo, Harwood,…

Rural Cass County Faces Rising Flood Waters

The county has already distributed 80,000 sandbags

HARWOOD, N.D. — Conditions may look fine in a majority of the metro area, but in rural Cass County, that’s not the case. Around Harwood, areas that were once roads or crop fields are turning into giant pools, and they’re not expected to disappear anytime soon. The Sheyenne River is expected to crest at 91.5 feet in the next 24 hours….

Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure Tours Flood Areas in the Red River Valley

He wants to see how much water is flowing north

FARGO, N.D. — The flood fight isn’t something only people in North Dakota are dealing with. It’s also going to affect our neighbors to the north. Manitoba’s Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler spent the day meeting with local representatives and touring the flood area in the Red River Valley and further south. He joined State Representative Kim Koppelman of West Fargo and…

Cass County Starts Sending Out Sandbags

If you need to order sandbags, call 701-241-8000

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Sandbag distribution begins in Cass County for those who need to protect their property against the rising waters. About 30,000 sandbags have already been sent out to people living in the most vulnerable rural areas. Thousands of empty bags along with loads of sand have also been delivered. The county expects to send out 20,000 more sandbags…