Flooding

MN DNR Completes Environmental Review of Red River Diversion Project

The DNR in October 2016 denied a permit for the original project, leading a federal judge to stop construction that had started southwest of Fargo.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) _ The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has completed its environmental review of a revised Red River diversion project, which will help determine whether the agency will issue a permit for the channel around the flood-prone Fargo and Moorhead, Minnesota area. The DNR in October 2016 denied a permit for the original project, leading a federal judge…

President Trump Approves Disaster Declaration For Flood Relief In MN

The declaration announced late Wednesday, which was requested by Gov. Mark Dayton , makes funding available to state, local and tribal governments and certain nonprofits for emergency work, repair or replacement of damaged facilities, and reducing risks from natural hazards.

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for parts of Minnesota hit by severe storms and flooding from June 15 to July 11. The declaration announced late Wednesday, which was requested by Gov. Mark Dayton , makes funding available to state, local and tribal governments and certain nonprofits for emergency work, repair or replacement…

Relief Fund Started To Help Ellendale Recover From Flooding

Nearly 8 inches of rain fell between 5 and 6 hours on July 19

ELLENDALE, N.D. — A fund has been set up to help people in Ellendale who sustained damage after a major rainfall. Nearly 8 inches of rain fell between 5 and 6 hours on July 19 flooding basements and overwhelming the sewer system. The Ellendale Flood Relief Fund will help those impacted by the flooding. A case manager with Lutheran Disaster…

Getting Excess Water Off the Streets and Into the Drains

The drains are iced over, leaving puddles of melted slush throughout the streets

FARGO, ND — Fargo Public Works staff say they are doing everything they can to get excess water off the streets and into the drains. After weeks of negative temperatures and plenty of snow, the drains are iced over, leaving puddles of melted slush throughout the streets. Staff has been spread out around town, opening up drains because they say…

Threat Of Red River And Devils Lake Basin Spring Flooding Remains Low

short-range climate forecasts continue to indicate minor flooding

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The latest spring flood outlook is out and it’s pretty much unchanged. The threat for significant snowmelt flooding remains very low across the main-stem Red River, its tributaries, and the Devils Lake Basin. Current conditions and short-range climate forecasts continue to indicate minor flooding as the predominant risk. Abnormally dry conditions have persisted across the basin…

How You Can Reach Out to Hurricane Victims with Help from the Red Cross Dakotas Region

The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising

FARGO, ND — At least 40 people have lost their lives in Texas since Hurricane Harvey made landfall. The American Red Cross continues to send volunteers from around the country to help keep the death toll from rising. Lynn Speral, CEO of the Red Cross Dakotas Region is in our studio. NICK BROADWAY: Lynn, a lot of people want to…

Metro Flood Board of Authority to Pick Executive Director

An Executive Director of the Diversion Authority is expected to be picked on Thursday

  FARGO, ND — It is decision time for the Metro Flood Board of Authority. An Executive Director of the Diversion Authority is expected to be picked on Thursday. The final three candidates are Scott Higbee, Melodee Loyer and Jay Neider. The candidates have met with the board and toured flood mitigation projects ongoing in the area. Fargo Mayor Mahoney…

North Dakota Gas Prices May Jump Due to Hurricane Harvey

Houston Residents Evacuated to Higher Ground

HOUSTON, TX — A friend of KVRR morning meteorologist Scott Sincoff has been evacuated from Houston. Chris Ramirez is a senior at Mississippi State. He said he and his family were evacuated from Houston due to the massive flooding. The deluge caused lots of damage for property owners. Although the rain has lightened up, Ramirez said flooding may get worse….

Presidential Disaster Declaration Issued for 10 Counties, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation

This declaration triggers federal assistance of approximately $3.25 million

1/4 DEANNA NEWELL Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 DEANNA NEWELL Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 DEANNA NEWELL Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 DEANNA NEWELL Show Caption Hide Caption REGIONAL — A presidential disaster declaration has been issued for 10 counties and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation that were affected by spring flooding. The counties include: Benson, Bottineau, Cavalier, McHenry, Pembina,…

Heavy Rain Causes Flooding in Grand Forks

A flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the city and East Grand Forks just before 11 am

GRAND FORKS, ND — Heavy rain came down a little too fast for the storm drains in Grand Forks. Many streets had flooding especially in the area around Columbia Mall and the underpasses in town. These pictures were sent in to us from Russel Hons Photography. A flood warning was issued by the National Weather Service for the city and…