• Kimberly Van Hal, REALTOR

Team Up to Fight Expected Flood

Updated: Mar 27, 2019

The National Weather Service has said the Red River Valley is almost guaranteed to see moderate to major flooding. There is a 5% chance the Red River in Fargo could break the 2009 record of 40.8 feet.

Public Meetings

The county is hosting two meetings this week with residents to discuss potential flooding.

  • Tuesday, March 26th, 7 p.m, in the multi-purpose room at Bennett Elementary School, 2000 58th Ave. S. in Fargo, for residents living between Interstate 94 and County Road 14.

  • Wednesday, March 27th, 7 p.m, at the Harwood Community Center, 210 Freedland Drive for residents who live north of I-94.

The city of Fargo will hold two public meetings regarding possible flooding.

  • April 1st at the Fargodome, and

  • April 2nd at Centennial Elementary School, 4201 25th St. S.

Both meetings will have an open house at 6:30 p.m., with presentations at 7 p.m.

Sandbagging operations

Fargo plans to start filling a million sandbags to be prepared for the 10% chance the Red River will reach 40.3 feet. Sandbag Central will need 200 volunteers an hour.

  • When? Tuesday, March 26 for about 10 days

  • Time? 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

  • Where? 2301 8th Ave. N. Fargo

Cass County is seeking at least 60 volunteers an hour to fill 300,000 sandbags.

  • When? Wednesday, March 27 until Friday, April 5

  • Time? 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 7 p.m. Sundays

  • Where? 1201 Main Ave. W. West Fargo

Flood-fighting resources

Cass County and Fargo have listed several phone numbers and websites as flood-fighting resources.

To volunteer to fill sandbags:

For flood information:

Residents can call Fargo Cass Public Health at 701-241-1360 for flood-related health issues. The North Dakota Health Department also has posted a number of resources at www.ndhealth.gov/flood, and residents can contact the agency at 701-328-5150 or email ehs@nd.gov.

The North Dakota State University Equine Center will open an emergency shelter for horses threatened by flooding. Owners must call 701-281-1138 before arriving to ensure space is available. Owners will be charged fees per horse and should bring at least seven days of feed.

NOTE: Forum reporter Wendy Reuer contributed to this report.


Kimberly is a residential agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Premier Properties. Since 1987, she has helped home buyers and sellers in the Fargo-Moorhead metro area achieve their real estate goals.

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