Flood

National Guard in Oslo, Minn. to fight flooding

MARSHALL COUNTY, Minn. – Gov. Walz is sending the Minnesota National Guard to Oslo to deal with another round of spring flooding. The guard will assist the Marshall County Sheriff by monitoring dikes and flood protection systems. They will also help if the area needs any evacuations. Oslo and the surrounding region is experiencing flooding that is blocking off many…

Red River Crest Forecast Shows Flood Threat Is Diminishing for Fargo-Moorhead

A near-perfect snow melt has lessened the threat of serious flooding

FARGO, N.D. — National Weather Service in Grand Forks issues a flood crest forecast for the Red River at Fargo-Moorhead of between 30 and 32 feet sometime late next week. Thirty feet is considered major flood stage, but the metro is well prepared to handle that much water without having to take much action. The lack of snow or rain…

Fargo Mayor Mahoney Says His Level of Concern About A Major Flood Has Dropped

Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect

FARGO, N.D. — The risk of significant flooding in Fargo-Moorhead has all but disappeared. Mayor Tim Mahoney says the melt has been near-perfect and his level of concern has dropped. He say’s Fargo will probably hit a lower crest of 34 to 35 feet around April 1. Mahoney says although it will be a major flood over 30 feet, he…

Cass County Preparing for Significant Flooding in Rural Areas

Anyone with questions is encouraged to contact the Cass County flood hotline at 701-241-8000.

CASS COUNTY–Cass County is continuing to prepare for spring flooding despite experiencing a slow melt so far. County officials say rural residents in Kindred, Mapleton and Harwood need to plan for significant flooding due to the National Weather Service predicting a 50 percent chance of similar flood conditions as the 2019 flood. They predict major flooding will happen along the…

Moorhead Mayor Declares Flooding State of Emergency

Preparing for a spring flood and taking advance measures to protect public infrastructure

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the winter snow starting to melt, leaders in Moorhead decide to get ahead of the elements and declare a flood emergency. Mayor Johnathan Judd officially signed the emergency declaration. The state of emergency is to prepare for a spring flood and take advance measures to protect public infrastructure. Officials are hopeful the flooding will be eased…

Fargo And Cass County Need Volunteers To Fill 400,000 Sandbags

Sandbag Central will open for the season at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10

FARGO, N.D. — The call is going out for volunteers to make around 400,000 sandbags for Fargo and Cass County. Sandbag Central will open for the season at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Operations will continue from 7 to 7 each weekday until the goal is met. Sandbag Central is located at 2301 8th Avenue North in Fargo. Mayor…

North Dakota National Guard Preps for Potential Spring Flooding

The training is done every year prior to anticipated spring flooding.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. – 50 soldiers and airmen with the North Dakota National Guard conducted a flood response drill in Jamestown Thursday. The training is done every year prior to anticipated spring flooding. The National Guard prepared for the scenario by planning where men and women would be stationed and how supplies and resources would be managed. Colonel Tad Schauer, Director…

$100 Million In Flood Protection Work By Army Corps Planned in Fargo-Moorhead in 2020

The federal government has committed $750 million towards the diversion.

FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to do $100 million in flood protection construction work in the FM metro this year. The money is included in the 2020 Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill. It will help fulfill the federal government’s increased funding commitment under the new Project Partnership Agreement. The money is just a drop in…

Experts educate community on spring flood preparedness

Fargo hosted first of three flood awareness meetings to take place across the Red River Valley

FARGO, N.D. — According to the National Centers for Environmental Information, North Dakota and Minnesota had their wettest year on record in 2019. Heavy rain and quick snowmelt can increase chances of flooding. But it’s not all bad news. “The good news that I heard was the frost depth is not as deep as other bad flooding years, but some…

North Dakota Request For Major Disaster Declaration Approved

It'll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  President Trump has approved North Dakota’s request for a major disaster declaration due to fall flooding and the early snowstorm. It’ll make federal assistance available under the Federal Emergency Management Agency. An estimated $10 million in damage was done to public infrastructure from a three-day October storm and flooding. The declaration covers 16 counties: Barnes, Eddy, Foster,…