Flood Fight 2020

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…

FEMA To Start Touring MN For Damage Assessments

MINNESOTA – FEMA teams will begin flooding damage assessments to public property and infrastructure in more than 50 counties and four tribal nations in Minnesota next week. It’s the first step in determining if Gov. Tim Walz can request federal aid. Department of Public Safety officials say very early estimates of flood damage tops $32 million. That’s four times more…

Rivers, Overland Flooding Receding in Cass County

Engineers say levels could be back to normal within next week

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County engineers say things are looking pretty good along the rivers. In fact, they believe the water may get to a normal level within the next week. “We’re seeing a good reduction in flood flows on those rivers and a lot of the overland flooding has really gone down throughout the rural parts of the county,”…

National Weather Service Issues Final Situation Report For 2019 Flood Fight

all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries

GRAND FORKS, ND — The National Weather Service has issued its final situation report for this year’s flood fight. They say all river levels will continue to decline at all locations along the Red River and its tributaries. Several roads near and north of Oslo continue to be impacted due to flooding. Although levels are slowly falling at Oslo, Drayton, and…

Red River Cresting North of Drayton, Secondary Crests Continue

The National Weather Service says overland flooding continues along and near the Red River

As secondary crests continue from the recent snowmelt and rainfall, the Red River north of Drayton appears to have crested. The National Weather Service says overland flooding continues along and near the Red River. A secondary crest for Fargo-Moorhead has been lowered to 31.5 feet and is expected on Tuesday. Several roads including I-29 continue to be impacted due to…

Flow of Water Through White Rock Dam To Be Reduced

Mayor John Welk and others in Richland County had concerns that the releases could threaten Fairmount's water wells.

FAIRMOUNT, ND (KFGO) – The mayor of Fairmount is feeling better after the Corps of Engineers decided to reduce the flow of water going through White Rock Dam in northeast South Dakota.  Mayor John Welk and others in Richland County had concerns that the releases could threaten Fairmount’s water wells. “They were opening up the White Rock Dam when the…

Shopping For Equipment Needed for Flood Cleanup

Northern Tool and Equipment has been seeing a lot of construction workers and farmers within the past two weeks

FARGO, N.D. – People in our region are starting to think about the tools and equipment they need to clean up after our spring flood fight. Fans to dry flood impacted areas, pumps to move water from point A to point B, and pressure washers are all things to consider having on hand. An assistant store manager at Northern Tool…

Oslo Surrounded by Water, Sandbags Helping Erosion on Permanent Levee

the city is getting about 3,000 sandbags from Warren, Minn.

OSLO, Minn. — A town of about 300 people has shrunk to less than 80. Many have left their homes even though the town has permanent protections in place. “We could be an island for a week, we could be an island for a month. There’s so many variables so we just encouraged those who couldn’t be stuck in here for…

Kayaker Rescued After Late Night Venture Down Swollen Red River In Grand Forks

A water rescue team found 19-year-old Trevor Binstock of Grand Forks on a tree limb

GRAND FORKS, ND — A teen venturing out on the swollen Red River in a kayak is rescued after the boat capsizes in Grand Forks. A water rescue team found 19-year-old Trevor Binstock of Grand Forks on a tree limb in the river just before midnight. He told authorities he launched his kayak to get a look at the river, but…