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.
Volunteers in Fargo have reached the goal of filling one million sandbags in advance of anticipated spring 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.
More areas of Minnesota have have been added to the National Weather Service’s list of areas that may have an above-average risk of flooding this spring.
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.
While Fargo residents are preparing to place more than a million sandbags to prepare for a possible 38-foot Red River flood crest, their neighbors across the river are looking at a much easier chore.
The National Weather Service is warning residents in parts of Minnesota to get ready for some major flooding as all the snow begins to melt this spring.
The National Weather Service says that the melding winter snowpack is not expected to do enough to alleviate dry soil conditions around Minnesota.
The National Weather Service says the main snowmelt runoff and initial spring flooding for the Red River Valley of North Dakota and Minnesota will pick up steam in the coming week.
Forecasters say they’re still optimistic the Minnesota and Upper Mississippi River basins will escape flooding this spring.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation has received $1 million in federal funds to continue repairing roads and bridges damaged by floods as a result of the spring snowmelt.
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for Minnesota because of March storms and flooding.