flood fight 2019

Red River in Fargo-Moorhead Expected to Reach Second Crest Soon

It crested last week at 35 feet

  RED RIVER VALLEY — After our latest snow storm, meteorologists from the National Weather Service say you can expect the melt over the next few days to create some more flooding. They say the good news is much of that snow fell in the south, so the water will slowly move up north. Most of the rivers in eastern North…

Two-Day-Old Calf Saved From Flood Waters, Reunited With Mother

It was safely returned to its mother

GRAND FORKS COUNTY, N.D. — In the nearly 30 years a sergeant has been with the Grand Forks County Sheriff’s Office, he says he’s never seen a cow need rescuing. But that all changed yesterday as we first showed you last night. The Water Operations Team was called to save a two-day-old calf after it was stranded on a section of…

Norman County Battles 2019 Flood Fight As Red River Rises

The Red River in Halstad is expected to crest at 38 feet by Tuesday

NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. — Pools of water on the side of the road are just a little bit of the flooding you’ll see in Perley. “We’ve got the ditches that are looking like this but like I said, we’re maintaining and if anyone needs sandbags, we’ve been helping them out with providing sand. The farmers, everybody,” said Ann Kruse, Mayor…

Predicting the Red: Meet the Crew Who Helps the National Weather Service

The Red River is expected to exceed 35 feet on Monday

FARGO, N.D. — The National Weather Service expects the Red River in Fargo–Moorhead to crest at 35 feet by tomorrow morning. KVRR’s Danielle Church introduces us to the team who helps the organization reach that prediction and how they’re able to do so in our “flood fight 2019 coverage.” And they’re off! This US Geological Survey Field crew is going from…

4e Winery Sees Overland Flooding Near Mapleton

The water is flowing from the Wheatland Channel that acts as a drainage area

MAPLETON, N.D. — Right now, some say the flooding you’ll see from the Red River in Fargo doesn’t compare to what you’ll see in rural areas. “Just drive 20 miles west and this is what you see. It’s very different perspective and very different view,” said Lisa Cook, owner of 4e Winery. Cook and her husband Greg bought the property…

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…

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…

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…

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…