Volunteers Needed To Fill Sandbags Starting Tuesday

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — In preparation for this spring’s flood, people in our region are getting ready to protect their homes. The Sandbag Cass operation will begin Tuesday at the Cass County Highway Department in West Fargo near the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. They are officially calling for volunteers to assist with filling sandbags for flood fighting throughout the county….

Flood Fight Preparations Begin in Cass County and Around The Region

FARGO (KVRR) – The risk of significant flooding has increased since the last outlook due to additional snowfall and delayed melt conditions. Above normal snowfall and precipitation through winter and spring so far along with the continuation of below normal temperatures is leading to a delayed melt. Cass County Highway Engineer, Jason Benson says, “We’ve got a lot of snow. We…

Cass County and the City of Fargo join forces for upcoming sandbag operations

This is the first time Cass County and the City of Fargo will combine operations since 2013

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cass County and The City of Fargo are coming together for this year’s flood fight. “I really don’t see any negatives, cause it kind of maximizes everybody’s efforts, whether it is from a volunteer standpoint, as city and county resources and staffing,” Cass County engineer Jason Benson said. For the first time since 2013, both the…

Norman County Battles 2019 Flood Fight As Red River Rises

The Red River in Halstad is expected to crest at 38 feet by Tuesday

NORMAN COUNTY, Minn. — Pools of water on the side of the road are just a little bit of the flooding you’ll see in Perley. “We’ve got the ditches that are looking like this but like I said, we’re maintaining and if anyone needs sandbags, we’ve been helping them out with providing sand. The farmers, everybody,” said Ann Kruse, Mayor…

Moorhead Improves Infrastructure for Flood Flight

The City has Invested $110 Million since 2009 to Improve Flood Prevention Measures

MOORHEAD, Minn. — After the floods of 2009, Moorhead realized it needed to be more prepared in case such disastrous conditions hit the city again. “2009 back-up through the city storm sewer system was a major threat,” Moorhead City Engineer Bob Zimmerman said. “And we have installed a number of improvements to prevent that from happening in the future.” In the…

Cheney Middle School Stands Behind Cass County in 2019 Flood Fight With Sandbag Assistance

the county has a goal of 150,000

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County lowers its sandbagging goal to 150-thousand, but it doesn’t mean they no longer need help. This year’s flood fight is even one Cass County’s youth can get behind. “It’s good to help out the community because if it’s going to be a bad flood, it’s important to help out,” said Makenna Braun, eighth grader at…

LIVE: Moorhead Continues Search for Sandbag Volunteers

The city has a goal of filling 150,000 sandbags

MOORHEAD– Moorhead is continuing to look for volunteers to help in the 2019 Flood Fight. The city has a goal of filling 150,000 sandbags. Click on the link to sign up to volunteer. Categories: Morning – In The Community Tags: flood fight 2019, moorhead, sandbag, Volunteer

Volunteers Begin Sandbagging to Fight Flooding in Cass County

Help the county reach its goal of filling 300,000 bags by signing up online

WEST FARGO, N.D. – Cass County needs your help in protecting areas along the rivers and rural Cass County homes from flooding. The county kicked off its sandbag operations this morning with the help from volunteers and students from Central Cass. People can volunteer on weekdays and weekends through April 5th. You can purchase bundles of 1,000 bags at the…

Cass County in Urgent Need of Sandbagging Volunteers, Has None On Four Days

The county needs about 60 people per hour in order to complete 300,000 goal

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — Cass County is still in urgent need of volunteers to sandbag as it tests out operations at the Highway Department in West Fargo. The county is still looking for 45 volunteers from 2-5 p.m. tomorrow and more than 120 people are needed for Thursday. There are currently no volunteers signed up for March 29 and 30 or…