CLEANUP

Emerado Offers Basement Cleanup Kits After More Than 8 Inches of Rain

Water Made Its Way Inside Emerado Volunteer Fire Department

Emerado Volunteer Fire Department/FacebookEMERADO, N.D. — They are still cleaning up in Emerado, North Dakota after storms Tuesday and Wednesday dropped more than 8 inches of rain. This is how it looked inside the Emerado Volunteer Fire Department. They posted pictures to social media Wednesday with the caption: “So, we DO need water to do our job, but this is…

Snow Leaves Downed Trees and Branches in Fargo

The city is cleaning up before the next snowfall hits

FARGO, N.D- Trees and branches collapsed on homes, cars and streets as part of the region got hit with the first snowfall of the season. As areas of North Dakota and Minnesota got hit with 12–36 inches of snow, Fargo’s biggest issue after the snowfall was the downed trees and branches that blocked main streets and residential areas. “The snow…

Grand Forks Neighborhood Busy Cleaning Up Storm Damage

Some homeowners say they got up to two feet of water in their basements

GRAND FORKS, N.D. —  Nothing says “congrats on getting hitched” like coming back home to this. “We didn’t expect anything like this to happen. We were in Devil’s Lake this weekend coming back home from getting married and my wife pulled in first and she noticed all the garbage on the street and everything was underwater. Water was gone but…

Fargo Fire Received 3x Volume of Calls, Metro Area Cleans Up After Storm

There were 95 calls Monday from 6 to 10 p.m.

FARGO, N.D. — Lots of streets throughout the metro are still scattered with debris and tree branches. Monday was a busy evening for the Fargo Fire Department. They say they had three times the volume of calls they normally have during the storm. That’s 95 calls from 6 to 10 p.m. “It compounds. They were coming in faster than we…

Fire in Williams County Releases 280 Barrels of Brine

All brine was contained on location and cleanup has started.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP)–A fire at a well in Williams County led to the release of 280 barrels of brine. The North Dakota Oil and Gas Division says the fire happened Saturday at a well 5 miles east of Alamo. Whiting Oil and Gas Corp. reported the brine release Sunday. All brine was contained on location and cleanup has started. A…

Fargo Forestry Department Expects Cleanup to Continue for Rest of Month

Crews are getting a lot of calls and focusing on branches hanging from trees

FARGO, N.D.– Fargo’s Forestry Department is continuing to clean up the mess Mother Nature left us on Saturday. Workers are focusing on a large area north of 15th Avenue North and another area south of 32nd Avenue South, east of I-29 to about University Drive that were hit the hardest. Crews are getting a lot of calls and focusing on…

Concordia Students Take Break from Studying, Help Clean Up Community

They picked up trash in Island Park

FARGO, N.D. — Concordia students are taking a break from studying for finals and using that time to make the community a better place. The organizations Cobbers in Action, Better Together, and Rhombus Guys pizza teamed up to pick up trash at Island Park. Organizers say there was more trash than they expected. One person picked up about two bags full…

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…

“I’m done with it”: People Cleanup Winter’s Mess Across the Region

West Fargo will have crews clearing out sidewalks in the city starting at 4:00 in the morning

WEST FARGO, N.D. — With storm after storm,  it’s safe to say enough is enough. “Yeah, we’re sick of it. Tired of it and we’re running out of places to push it,” said Dan Birnbaum, West Fargo street foreman. “I hate it,” said Tanner Larson. “I’m done. I’m ready for it to be done. My blower quit halfway through the…

Contractors Help Clean Up Ice After Vandals Flood Bonanzaville

They say they've never dealt with this amount of ice before

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Earlier this week, we told you how vandals caused 201,000 gallons of water to flood Bonanzaville. Earthworks Services has been working all day to break up sheets of ice three to four inches thick. “This is a lot more ice than I’ve ever encountered. Pretty unfortunate someone would be willing to do this,” Nathan Volk, an operator…