Flood

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…

City of Fargo to Put In Additional Flooding Measures at Five Locations

The river is expected to crest at 35 feet early next week

FARGO, N.D. — The City of Fargo is putting additional measures in place for the flood fight. The Red River is at about 25 feet. Flood level is 18 feet, and it’s expected to crest at 35 feet early next week. “We’ve been continually refining our protection plans ever since the emergency declaration has been made a couple weeks ago. So…

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…

MnDOT Warns About Water On Highway 59

MnDOT says the northbound lake is closed between mileposts 201 and 202

If you’re driving on Highway 59 between Elbow Lake and I-94 you’ll have to watch for water over the roadway. MnDOT says the northbound lane is closed between mileposts 201 and 202. Traffic is being controlled by automated signals. They warn everyone that driving through water is dangerous and not to drive around barricades or into flooded areas. Categories: Flood…

Fargo Mayor Mahoney Declares Emergency, City Preparing For “Substantial Flood Event”

FARGO, N.D. – Fargo Mayor Tim Mahoney makes an emergency declaration as he anticipates the city is “in danger of suffering a substantial flood event.” The emergency declaration authorizes agencies of local, state and federal agencies to take action to “limit hardships of this pending emergency.” Mahoney is directing city staff to prepare for the National Weather Services’ forecast of…