Flood

Rising Red River Causes Pedestrian And Elm Street Closures

Fargo Park District has raised the pedestrian bridge at Lindenwood Park

FARGO, N.D. — Recent heavy rains in the southern Red River basin is causing the river to rise resulting in minor flooding. Fargo Park District has raised the pedestrian bridge at Lindenwood Park and the floating bridge at Dike East. The low spot on Elm Street in North Fargo is requiring another closure with rising water. The National Weather Service…

Water Main Break at Moorhead CVS Floods Store, Affects Surrounding Businesses

Officers responded to motion alarms at 1:30 a.m.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A water main break at the CVS Moorhead floods the store. Police say officers responded to motion alarms around 1:30 this morning. They found water inside from a broken water main, and it was like a waterfall once the doors were opened. Cleaning crews have been at the store all day, and the water main break has…

Heavy Rain Causes Basements to Flood in the Area

Arlyn Lang had half an inch of water in his basement in Moorhead.

MOORHEAD, Minn.– The heavy rain is causing problems for some people’s homes in the area. “Yeah it’s a mess,” says homeowner Arlyn Lang. Arlyn Lang had half an inch of water in his basement in Moorhead. He is just one person of many across the metro seeing flooding in the basement. When it rains heavily, a lot of water can…

Sheyenne Intersection To Close, Fargo-Moorhead Bridge Reopens

The cleanup of parks and trails along the river will continue as water levels drop

The intersection of 40th Avenue West and Sheyenne Street in West Fargo is closing to all traffic at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Since work started in the area the contractor has identified a number of inefficiencies that do not allow keeping the intersection open. It is expected to be closed until June 15. The intersection will remain open for pedestrians and…

Semi Driver And Passenger Rescued After Going Around Flood Barricade

It happened along on County Highway 8 near Galchutt

RICHLAND CO., ND — The driver of a semi was cited after he ended up in floodwaters in Richland County. The driver and a passenger were rescued by boat. It happened along on County Highway 8 near Galchutt. Sheriff Larry Leshovsky says the driver went around a barricade and got stuck. He says the water level of the Wild Rice River…

Cass County Encourages People to Hold Off on Flood Protection Cleanup

The county expects the crest to hit most area rivers over the course of this weekend

WEST FARGO, N.D.– Cass County is encouraging people to keep their sandbags in place and wait for the second crest to happen. The county expects the crest to hit most area rivers over the course of this weekend. Cass County engineer Jason Benson says we should see some declining river levels at the beginning of next week. Benson says overland…

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…

North Dakota National Guard Delivers Sandbags in Rural Cass County

They've delivered about a hundred pallets of sandbags since Sunday morning

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — As rivers rise around Cass County and the water seeps over roads and pools into fields, more requests have been coming in for sandbags. The North Dakota National Guard has a mission to get sandbags to those who need them. Sandbags are loaded up from the Cass County Highway Department in West Fargo before being taken out…

Man Who Lives Near the Sheyenne River Shares Nearly 60 Years of Flood Stories

Wally Nelson captures his flood experiences in photo albums and says the 1975 flood was the worst

HARWOOD, N.D. – Wally Nelson is no stranger to flood season. He has lived in his Harwood home near the Sheyenne River since 1960. Wally says the flood of 1975 was by far the worst. “Terrible,” Nelson said. “Terrible, yeah. Most people weren’t prepared for it the way it came that deep at one time.” His flood experiences, which are…

Fargo and Cass County Put Trapbags and Levees in Place to Prepare for Rising Waters

Cass County expects preparations to take three to four days

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Fargo and Cass County are putting trapbags and levees in place to get ready for the rising waters. Trapbags, which are large sandbags, are being put up at Chrisan Boulevard and 76th Avenue at the south edge of Fargo. They’re also being put in the Oak Grove neighborhood, Second Street and Main Avenue, Lindenwood Park and 64th…