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Fargo Sandbags being placed today; All levees to be done by Monday

Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney’s word of the day for today: “Tuck us in.” That’s the goal of the City of Fargo for today and this weekend. They want all clay levees and sandbag dikes to be in place and built up to 40 feet by Monday at noon. And if all indications are accurate, the […]

Chance of major flood at 6 percent for F-M

FARGO (The Forum) — The flood outlook for the Red River in eastern North Dakota is focusing on a word that hasn’t been used much by the National Weather Service in recent years: minor. Figures released Thursday show the chances for minor flooding along the river at less than 33 percent in most areas. Fargo […]

Red continues rapid rise as Fargo mulls building levees higher

FARGO (The Forum)– With the Red River continuing a rapid rise, Fargo officials say they are monitoring conditions to determine whether the city will build levees to 42 feet. The Red’s latest reading was 35.14 feet at 8:15 a.m., up .16 in an hour. At that rate, the river would rise 4 feet in 24 […]

Rural Cass County flood meetings announced

Cass County Government will host two public informational meetings to discuss emergency clay levee construction plans and sandbag deployment plans for rural neighborhoods. The first meeting will be held Thursday, March 24, 201 1 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at Bennett Elementary School, 2000 58″ Avenue South, Fargo for rural neighborhoods south of Fargo. […]

NWS says warm-up will trigger spring thaw this week; potential storm a ‘growing concern

GRAND FORKS – A significant warm-up will trigger the spring thaw this week in the Red River basin, and there’s “growing concern” that a spring storm system could hit the area this coming weekend, speeding up the snow melt in the southern basin, the National Weather Service said. Daytime high temperatures are expected to climb […]

Moorhead increases sandbag goal to 1.5 million

Citing last week’s revised flood forecast, Moorhead officials Thursday decided to boost their pre-flood sandbag production goal from 1 million bags to 1.5 million. That number, plus another 250,000 sandbags that could be produced during a flood event, would be enough to protect Moorhead against a 41-foot river crest with a 2-foot buffer, or a […]

Fargo Police looking for volunteers for Flood Fight

In light of recent forecasts we know we are in for another flood fight. Many of our city resources will be stretched to limits. If you would like to help but aren’t sure where to dedicate your time, the Fargo Police Volunteer Association is looking for a few good people to supplement the duties of […]

Fargo’s Sandbag Central to Celebrate the 2 Million Sandbag Mark

FARGO, N.D. (March 3, 2011) – Coordinators at Sandbag Central expect to reach the two million sandbag mark tomorrow, Friday, March 4 at 1:30 p.m.. That is 2/3 of the 3 million sandbag production goal. Sandbag Central will hold a ceremonial presentation filling the 2 Millionth sandbag, with participants that include City of Fargo leaders […]

Hours of Operation Change at Fargo’s Sandbag Central

FARGO, N.D. (March 3, 2011) – Sandbag Central will be closing early, at 6 p.m., on Friday, March 4 and will re-open with new hours of operation beginning Monday, March 7. The new hours are as follows: · Saturday, March 5: Closed · Monday, March 7 through Friday, March 11: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. […]

Richland County Flood Meeting TONIGHT

The National Weather Service, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Richland County Emergency Management have planned a flood meeting TONIGHT from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Wahpeton Eagles Club, 114 Dakota Ave. Residents will have the chance to hear the local spring flood outlook, as well as info on current soil moisture, stream flow […]

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