Flood Fight 2019

Cheney Middle School Stands Behind Cass County in 2019 Flood Fight With Sandbag Assistance

the county has a goal of 150,000

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County lowers its sandbagging goal to 150-thousand, but it doesn’t mean they no longer need help. This year’s flood fight is even one Cass County’s youth can get behind. “It’s good to help out the community because if it’s going to be a bad flood, it’s important to help out,” said Makenna Braun, eighth grader at…

Fargo is Being ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ With Flood Plan Changes

The City of Fargo is taking a break from sandbagging operations after filling nearly 400,000

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo is changing its gameplan for 2019 flood preparations. Officials gathered for an update after the city’s shift in sandbagging operations on Friday and the recent National Weather Service update. “They’ve done exactly what they need to do,” Cass County commissioner Mary Scherling said. “They’ve got plenty of sandbags at this point and ready to ramp up…

City of Fargo Updates Flood Forecast

Temperatures later this week will be in the upper 50's and close to 60.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says the city is breathing a little easier as it appears the crest on the Red River will be less than thought a week ago. He says this is a “fantastic snow melt” and the flood threat doesn’t appear as bad as what the city was preparing for last week. Public Works…

UPDATE: One Road Reopens Into The Small Dickey County Town of Fullerton

Around 50 people live in Fullerton

Dickey Co. 8 South of Fullerton/Courtesy: Aimee Teske DICKEY COUNTY, ND —  There is a way to get back into the small North Dakota town of Fullerton in Dickey County. Emergency Manager Charlie Russell says water is off of 86th Street Southeast and it is now open from Highway 281 to Fullerton. He reminds people that both bridges south of…

Flood Warning Issued After Red River Hits Flood Stage In Fargo-Moorhead

The city of Fargo will hold another public flood meeting in the morning to give an update on scaled back operations

FARGO, ND — A flood warning is issued as the Red River reaches flood stage in Fargo-Moorhead. The river hit minor flood stage of just over 18 feet early this afternoon. It is forecast to keep rising to just under moderate flood stage near 25 feet by next Sunday. To give you an idea of what that means, the city will…

NDSU Football Players Join the Flood Fight by Filling Sandbags

The NDSU football team came out to sandbag central to help fill as many sandbags as they could in just a few hours

FARGO, N.D.– Before sandbag central closes down operations, the NDSU football team has decided to join the flood fight. The NDSU football team came out to sandbag central to help fill as many sandbags as they could in just a few hours. More than 50 players have helped out today and together they have filled more than 800 bags. The…

High Snowbanks Against Houses are Causing Problems for Homeowners

People in Fargo are already seeing damage to their homes from the melting snow

FARGO, N.D.– High snow banks against your house can be causing problems. People in Fargo are already seeing damage to their homes from the melting snow. When high snow banks against your house start to melt while the ground is still frozen, there’s no place for the water to go. It pools outside your home until it slowly seeps in….

Moorhead, Cass County Scaling Back Sandbag Operations

Sandbagging may pick up again if weather conditions change.

Submit Your Photo CASS COUNTY, ND — Both Cass County and Moorhead City leaders have decided to suspend sandbagging operations due to favorable weather predictions. Here are the releases from both Moorhead and Cass County. MOORHEAD, MN — In the first two days of operation, 33,050 sandbags were filled at the Moorhead Sandbag Operations Center. Sandbag filling continues today (Friday)….

City of Fargo Adjusts Flood Fight, Sandbag Central Suspending Operation Friday Night

It is important to note the need for a strong volunteer effort through 7 p.m. today to finish a strong sandbag production effort.

FARGO, ND — Fargo’s Sandbag Central will close at 7 p.m. Friday, days ahead of schedule and 600,000 sandbags under the original goal of 1-million sandbags. The slow melt and lack of rain and snow the past couple of weeks are responsible. Fargo will now prepare for a possible crest of 39-ft. and not the nearly 41-ft that had been a…