Flood Fight 2019

F-M Prepares to Raise Pedestrian Bridge Over Red River

The Memorial–Oak Grove Bridge will be raised until flooding subsides

FARGO-MOORHEAD– Fargo and Moorhead are taking steps to prepare for flooding by closing a pedestrian bridge connecting the two cities. The Memorial–Oak Grove Bridge, which connects Memorial Park in Moorhead and Oak Grove Park in Fargo, will be raised until flooding reduces. As of Wednesday morning, the bridge was not raised yet. It was scheduled to be raised on Tuesday…

Volunteers Begin Sandbagging to Fight Flooding in Cass County

Help the county reach its goal of filling 300,000 bags by signing up online

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Cass County needs your help in protecting areas along the rivers and rural Cass County homes from flooding. The county kicked off its sandbag operations this morning with the help from volunteers and students from Central Cass. People can volunteer on weekdays and weekends through April 5th. You can purchase bundles of 1,000 bags at the…

LIVE: Cass County Begins Flood Protection with Sandbagging

People can volunteer on weekdays and weekends through April 5th

WEST FARGO– You can purchase bundles of 1,000 bags at the county’s highway department and have the sand delivered to your home. You can help the county reach its goal of filling 300,000 bags by signing up to volunteer online. Click on the link to sign up. Categories: Flood Fight 2019, Morning – In The Community Tags: Cass County, Flood Protection,…

Cass County Prepping Residents for Flood Prevention

The County Held an informational meeting to Ready the Public

FARGO, N.D. — After the two most recent snowstorms in the area earlier this month, the risk of flooding has increased, especially in rural areas. Despite a favorable forecast in the near future that is expected to allow for a slow melting of the remaining snow, Cass County officials are trying to make sure it’s residents are ready to act when…

Cass County in Urgent Need of Sandbagging Volunteers, Has None On Four Days

The county needs about 60 people per hour in order to complete 300,000 goal

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County is still in urgent need of volunteers to sandbag as it tests out operations at the Highway Department in West Fargo. The county is still looking for 45 volunteers from 2-5 p.m. tomorrow and more than 120 people are needed for Thursday. There are currently no volunteers signed up for March 29 and 30 or…

FMWF Chamber Urges Members to Help With Sandbagging Efforts

They hope employers will let workers take time off without PTO to volunteer

FARGO, N.D. — The Chamber of Commerce is urging its members to help with the sandbagging efforts. The organization says permanent flood protection is crucial, because it keeps businesses up-and-running and helps recruit businesses to the metro. The group is asking that employers let their workers take time off without PTO to help with sandbagging. They say the most difficult time…

Volunteers Start Sandbagging on First Day of Fargo Sandbag Central

The city plans to focus on areas with unfinished walls, dikes, and homes that have not been bought out

FARGO, N.D. – The city of Fargo needs 200 volunteers at any given time at Sandbag Central. With their help, the city is hoping to reach its goal of one million sandbags for flood protection. The city needs the sandbags filled and ready to go when flooding begins. Volunteers use the ‘spider’ and work as a team to fill, close,…

Sandbag Central is Open. Volunteers Needed.

You do not have to call ahead of time, although if you are bringing a group, you can check in in advance.

FARGO, ND — Because of our flood mitigation progress, it’s estimated Moorhead needs 150,000 sandbags for the 2019 flood, a great contrast to the 2.5 million needed in 2009. A huge reduction, but unfortunately, sandbags don’t fill themselves. Moorhead needs your help! Volunteer Details: Hours of Operation: Wednesday, March 27 – Saturday, March 30 – 9 am to 9 pm Sunday,…

City of Fargo, Cass County Provide 2019 Flood Fight Update

the city is taking precautions with over nine miles of emergency levees

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo and Cass County hold the first of many flood meetings to keep the community aware of the changes they will see over the next few weeks. Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney says the pace the snow is melting at is good for the time being but he doesn’t expect it to stay that way for…