Flooding

Gov. Burgum Asks For Presidential Disaster Declaration For Spring Storms

BISMARCK, N.D. (KVRR) — A presidential major disaster declaration is being requested by North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum. The declaration would cover severe spring storms and flooding. The storms broke precipitation records, knocked out power thousands of people and caused over $57 million in damage across the state. Burgum has requested that a major disaster be declared for 40 counties: Adams, Barnes,…

FEMA & Emergency Management Teams Survey Damage in NW Minnesota

Pennington Co., MNPENNINGTON CO., Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) — FEMA and Minnesota Public Safety Homeland Security and Emergency Management are conducting surveys of recent flooding and storm damage in northwest Minnesota. The teams are traveling through Pennington, Polk, and Red Lake counties to determine if the damage exceeds local and state resources and to estimate repair costs. Pennington County Emergency Management Director…

Sen. Klobuchar Holds Virtual Roundtable On Minnesota Storm Damage and Federal Response

WASHINGTON (KVRR) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says she believes the congressional delegation will be able to get federal help into the state as communities recover from severe storms, wind, and flooding. She held a virtual roundtable with leaders from Polk, Todd, Stevens and other counties to talk about the damage. The delegation is working with USDA and FEMA to…

Flooded drain systems cause vehicles to stall in F-M area

Flooding made for difficult travel conditions in the F-M area this morning.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR) – Flooded roads cause some drivers to stall their vehicles Monday morning as they ignored the turn around don’t drown motto. “Unfortunately a lot of times when we get a really heavy rain event like this, the system just isn’t built to handle that much amount of rain in such a short amount of time. A lot of…

Burgum tours northeast North Dakota flooding

CAVALIER, N.D. (KVRR) – Gov. Doug Burgum surveyed flood damages in northeast North Dakota Monday. During a roundtable discussion at the American Legion in Cavalier, local officials gave an update on efforts to stabilize the Bourbanis Dam. “We’re deeply grateful for the outstanding local leadership during this historic flood fight, with dozens of local, state and federal agencies collaborating with…

Flooding Update From Pembina County Emergency Management

PEMBINA CO., N.D. (KVRR) — Pembina County Emergency Management says water levels in Neche are slightly below the crest of 21.7 feet. The town remains surrounded by water and they are continuing to monitor the levels. Pembina is expecting a crest of 53 feet on Saturday. They are currently sitting at 51.5 feet with some farmsteads south of town now…

National Guard Continues Working To Fortify Dam in Cavalier County

CAVALIER CO., N.D. (KVRR) — Work continues in Cavalier County, North Dakota to stabilize erosion on the Bourbanis Dam. Members of the National Guard are continuing to use two Black Hawk helicopters to place one-ton sandbags to help fortify the dam. Emergency managers say erosion stabilized overnight in the area that was sandbagged on Tuesday. They say the remaining Tongue…

Opening of Lake Ashtabula Campgrounds Delayed Due To Flooding

BARNES CO., N.D. (KVRR) — The opening of the campground facilities at Lake Ashtabula is delayed due to impacts from flooding. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would have opened the campgrounds this past Sunday. But snowpack and flooding conditions are preventing safe access to most of the camping facilities. The affected campgrounds include East Ashtabula Crossing, West Ashtabula Crossing, Eggert’s…