Flood Fight 2020

LIVE: Flood Health Flood Warning

It's cold and wet and really dangerous to drive through. But that's only the beginning.

North Dakota State Department of Health scientists are warning us about serious health risks from our rising flood waters. You might think the biggest danger of dealing with floodwaters is that they’re a muddy mess. But  as state environmental scientist Christine Roob explained when she sat down live in-studio with the Morning Show’s Emily Welker to talk about it. Flood…

F-M Area Students Lend a Hand During Flood Fight 2019

Students of all ages filled sandbags in both Moorhead and Fargo to help the cities reach their goals

FARGO-MOORHEAD– Volunteers are critical to preparing for flooding. Students in the F–M area are joining in to do their part. “It feels good just to help people out with what they are struggling with or just so that they do not have a fear their home being gone,” Carl Ben Eielson Middle School student Landon Docken said. Eighth graders from Carl…

Moorhead To Host Flood Meeting On Tuesday

People living in riverfront neighborhoods will have a chance to meet with flood zone leaders

MOORHEAD, MN — Moorhead city leaders will hold a community flood information meeting on Tuesday. They will talk about the city’s flood preparedness. People living in riverfront neighborhoods will have a chance to meet with flood zone leaders assigned to their neighborhoods to get any questions answered. The meeting is set for April 2 at 7 pm at the Comstock Memorial…

Near Perfect Thaw And Melt Cycle Helps To Reduce Flood Threat

Peak river levels will still be contingent upon future precipitation

GRAND FORKS, ND — There is some good news in the latest Spring Thaw update from the National Weather Service. Near perfect thaw/melt conditions thus far this spring have potentially allowed for a reduced flood threat. A slow and gentle melt continues across the Red River basin due to favorable temperatures and dry weather conditions. Peak river levels will still be…

MnDOT Warns About Water On Highway 59

MnDOT says the northbound lake is closed between mileposts 201 and 202

If you’re driving on Highway 59 between Elbow Lake and I-94 you’ll have to watch for water over the roadway. MnDOT says the northbound lane is closed between mileposts 201 and 202. Traffic is being controlled by automated signals. They warn everyone that driving through water is dangerous and not to drive around barricades or into flooded areas. Categories: Flood…

Flood Prep Continues in Harwood, ND as the River Crest Creeps Closer

The sheriff's office wants people to know that their main concern is public safety

HARWOOD, N.D.– Cass County is preparing it residents for flooding with informational meetings. The sheriff’s office wants people to know that their main concern is public safety. Whether it’s from flooding or crimes that happen during the flooding. Some tips to prepare for the flood are snow blowing around your house in the areas where you will be putting sandbags, as…

Moorhead is in Need of More Volunteers as Sandbag Operations Kickoff

They have a goal of producing 150,000 sandbags

MOORHEAD, Minn. —  It’s day one of operations in Moorhead as they join Fargo and Cass County in the sandbagging efforts. Sandbagging is nothing new for some volunteers. “I grew up doing this. I’m from a town in southern Minnesota where two rivers meet, and as early as elementary school I remember getting out of school to go through sandbags. It’s…

Chamber Ambassadors Thank Sandbagging Volunteers in Moorhead

This is the first day people started sandbagging efforts for the city

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead officials say if there’s one way to get through the city’s 2019 flood fight, it’s through a team effort. The Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Mayor Jonathan Judd came out to thank all the volunteers who are taking the time out of their day to help the city sandbag. The chamber has previously asked employers…

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…