Flood

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,…

Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Potential Spring Flooding Threats

Each meeting will allow time at the end for the public to ask questions.

FARGO, N.D.–A series of meetings are scheduled to inform the public about the potential for 2020 spring flood threats and preventative measures to take. The meetings, hosted by the North Dakota State Water Commission and Department of Emergency Services, will be held in Fargo, Grand Forks and Jamestown. FEMA, the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers…

North Dakota Gov. Burgum Visiting Flood-Affected Areas

Several counties have issued flood emergency declarations.

FARGO, N.D.–North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum will be visiting flood-affected areas throughout the state and meeting with residents along with Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring on Monday. Burgum and Goehring will be talking with residents about last weekend’s record-breaking early snowstorm and explain the state’s approach to dealing with floods. The meetings will take place at the Fargo City Hall, Grand…

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…