STATE OF EMERGENCY

Governor Burgum Activates the National Guard, State of Emergency Declared in Fargo and West Fargo

BISMARCK, N.D. (MAY 30, 2020) – Gov. Doug Burgum signed an executive order tonight declaring a state of emergency in Fargo, West Fargo and Cass County and activating the North Dakota National Guard to help local authorities respond to unlawful activity and the risk to people and property due to civil disturbances. The mayor of Fargo and West Fargo declared…

Moorhead Mayor Declares Flooding State of Emergency

Preparing for a spring flood and taking advance measures to protect public infrastructure

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With the winter snow starting to melt, leaders in Moorhead decide to get ahead of the elements and declare a flood emergency. Mayor Johnathan Judd officially signed the emergency declaration. The state of emergency is to prepare for a spring flood and take advance measures to protect public infrastructure. Officials are hopeful the flooding will be eased…

Moorhead Declares State of Emergency for 2019 Spring Flood

The severity of flooding depends upon numerous factors, such as the speed of the snowmelt and the level of additional precipitation we may receive.

MOORHEAD, MN — The Minnesota city of Moorhead has joined neighboring Fargo, North Dakota, in declaring a flood emergency along the river that separates the cities. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd says the move enables the city to seek money from state and federal governments to help with potential impacts from Red River flooding. Fargo declared a flood emergency Monday. The National…

Flood Watch 2019: Fargo Mayor Declares State of Emergency for Expected Spring Flooding

He's also enlisting help from community members to fill one million sandbags

FARGO, N.D. — It’s the metro’s call to arms to prepare for spring flooding. “We need to see the spirit of Fargo across our volunteer efforts. Working together, we are all committed to protecting the Fargo metro,” said Mayor Tim Mahoney. Mahoney wants to fill about 100,000 sandbags a day but in order to do that, he’ll need help. He’s…

Grafton Could See Major Flood Stage by Friday

Park River Record Crest Was Set in 2013 at 16.16 Feet

The Park River at Grafton is forecast to hit major flood stage by Friday. National Weather Service predicts the river will hit 14.5 feet then with a crest at 15.5 feet a few days later. That would put it in the top 10. The highest crest was recorded in May 2013 at 16.16 feet. The city park begins to flood…