Officials in Fargo, N.D., say they may scale back flood protection efforts as the National Weather Service has lowered the Red River crest prediction.
The National Weather Service said Monday parts of Minnesota will likely see “extreme flooding” this spring.
Volunteers worked into the night to stack sandbags against rising Midwest floodwaters and evacuate people in its path — or rescue those already under water — after a powerful spring storm system unleashed downpours from Oklahoma to Michigan.
Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes — and a sinkhole in Chicago.
The city of Moorhead has learned some lessons about flood preparation after three consecutive years of major flooding.
There are two very different opinions from at least two prominent figures about just how high the Red River may crest this time around, which may very well affect the safety of residents coping with another flood season in Fargo-Moorhead.
Flood-fighting volunteers are encouraged to register with the city of Moorhead to learn when they may be needed to place sandbags.
North Dakota’s governor and congressional delegation say the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the city of Minot and Ward County more than $40 million in disaster relief funding.
The Army Corps of Engineers says the budget battle in Washington won’t stop the fight against spring flooding.
North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven says he expects a funding bill that includes a Red River flood diversion project to reach the Senate floor in April or May.
With its ominously titled slideshow, “Get ready for a big one,” the National Weather Service told flood-weary residents in the Fargo area Thursday to prepare for one of the Red River’s five largest crests this summer, an outlook that prompted city and county officials to plead for permanent flood protection.
Some of the stream and river gauges used to help forecasters predict flood conditions around the country could be discontinued as a result of automatic federal budget cuts that went into effect this month.
It’s not spring yet but some people south of the metro are already dealing with an unwelcome sign of spring: Flooding.
Steady rain on Saturday has forced MnDOT to close a 10-mile stretch Highway 169 south from St. Peter to Mankato until Sunday.
Recent snowfall has increased the risk of flooding to normal on parts of the Upper Minnesota and Mississippi River basins.
The Red River Valley flood fight shifted Sunday from the cities of Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., to rural areas north of the north-flowing river, which crested Saturday night in Fargo at its fourth highest level in recorded history.
The spring melt is on and with it comes flooding across the state. Check out some of the images.
In March 2010, the Red River flooded for the second consecutive year but was lower than the 2009 record crest of nearly 41 feet.
In 1997, a record winter snowfall brought the Red River of the North out of its banks in one of the costliest and largest flood evacuations in U.S. history before Hurricane Katrina. The river overpowered dikes protecting North Dakota’s third-largest city and forced thousands to flee their homes in North Dakota, Minnesota and southern Canada. Eleven people died.
A massive snowstorm brought anywhere from 10-15 inches to nearly 2 feet of snow to the Twin Cities on Dec. 11, 2010. It marks the fifth-biggest snowstorm event in Minnesota’s recorded history. Send us your […]