Flood Fight 2019

Cass County Expects Harwood & Argusville to be Hit Hard by Flooding

They need 60 volunteers per hour

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown has signed a flood emergency declaration which follows one last week by Grand Forks County. Meanwhile, Cass County needs volunteers to help fill more than 300,000 sandbags. The county needs about 60 volunteers per hour to help complete their goal. If you’d like to help out, stop by the Cass County Highway…

West Fargo Declares An Emergency to Prepare for Spring Flooding

WEST FARGO, N.D. – The City of West Fargo follows suit with Fargo and Moorhead in declaring an emergency to prepare for spring flooding. It’s the first step in preparing to request resources from county, state and federal agencies. The city is preparing for the high potential of 2009 or 2011 flooding conditions. Mayor Bernie Dardis says the biggest concerns are…

At-Risk Residents Encouraged to Register in Emergency Assistance Request Database

The emergency assistance request database is simply a list of our at-risk and vulnerable populations*. 

CLAY COUNTY, MN — Disasters can occur at any time of the year.  Fires, floods, tornados, hazardous material spills put people at risk. The Clay and Wilkin County Public Health Departments are encouraging vulnerable and at-risk populations to register themselves into our new emergency assistance request database. The emergency assistance request database is simply a list of our at-risk and…

Flood Fight 2019: Argusville Mayor Declares State of Emergency, Asking Community Members to Clear Culverts

The city previously had flooding in 2009, 2010 and 2011

ARGUSVILLE, N.D. — Mayor Darren Wetzel declares a state of emergency ahead of flooding expected this spring. He says this is a flood fight all about the city’s preparedness. “You can’t assume the best when things can go bad,” Wetzel said. The state of emergency is meant to keep Argusville eligible for state and federal funding if it needs it in…

Fargo Plans Flood Prep Update While Gov. Walz To Visit Moorhead Monday

Sandbag Central will begin operations on Tuesday morning

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz will talk with local leaders about flood prep in Moorhead tomorrow afternoon at 1 at the Law Enforcement Center. The City of Fargo will be holding a Public Flood Meeting on Monday morning at 8 just one day before sandbag central begins operations. The meeting will be in the City Commission Chambers. Leaders from both Fargo…

Xcel Energy Provides Tips For Customers Dealing With Flooding

ST. PAUL, MN — After historic snowfall in February, followed by a quick warm-up and heavy rains this month, the risk of flooding in the Upper Midwest continues to grow, including the risk of soggy basements and flooded streets. Xcel Energy is preparing for potential flooding that may affect our facilities, as well as providing safety information to customers who…

Moorhead Declares State of Emergency for 2019 Spring Flood

The severity of flooding depends upon numerous factors, such as the speed of the snowmelt and the level of additional precipitation we may receive.

MOORHEAD, MN — The Minnesota city of Moorhead has joined neighboring Fargo, North Dakota, in declaring a flood emergency along the river that separates the cities. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd says the move enables the city to seek money from state and federal governments to help with potential impacts from Red River flooding. Fargo declared a flood emergency Monday. The National…

Cass County Looking for Volunteers to Fill Sandbags

Volunteers are needed both weekdays and weekends. 

FARGO, ND — Cass County Government is seeking volunteers to fill sandbags at the Cass County Highway Shop located at 1201 Main Avenue West in West Fargo between Wednesday, March 27th and Friday, April 5th. Volunteers are needed both weekdays and weekends.  Weekday shifts run from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.  On Saturday, March 30th, volunteers are needed from 8:00 a.m….

Red Cross Encouraging People to Volunteer During Flood Risk

The Organization is holding an informational meeting Friday at 10:00am

FARGO, N.D. — The Red Cross is always making sure it is ready for potentially dangerous situations. With the chance for major floods to come our way, part of how the organization is preparing is by encouraging people to volunteer. “We have a lot of volunteers in the office who are already trained and ready,” Red Cross communications manager Gretchen…

City of Fargo Calls On Residents To Help Fill Sandbags

The website, www.FargoND.gov/FloodVolunteers, is a tool which can be used both by individuals and groups in deciding when to volunteer.

FARGO, ND — The City of Fargo is asking members of the public to sign up and assist in producing one million sandbags. Similar to 2009, a Fargo flood volunteer website allows the public to see where assistance is needed to ensure sandbag-filling “spiders” are running at full capacity. The website, www.FargoND.gov/FloodVolunteers, is a tool which can be used both…