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Fargo Flooding Foregone?

Posted by feww on March 30, 2009

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Nature’s Sense of Humor: Ice, Snow and Water

An aerial view shows a vehicle at a crossroad as snow, ice, and water from overland flooding make county roads nearly impassable south of Fargo, North Dakota March 29, 2009. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson. Image may be subject to copyright.

Fargo Flood Highlights:

  • A Red River dike failed early  Sunday swamping Oak Grove Lutheran School in Fargo.
  • Hundreds of National Guards,  residents and volunteers have been building and reinforcing all types of floodwalls around the city.
  • The river edged lower to about 40 feet at 2:15 pm CDT on Sunday, down from a record of nearly 41 feet on Saturday.
  • At least two deaths and 50 flood-related injuries have been reported so far.
  • The North Dakota flood has damaged 215 homes and destroyed five in the state.
  • About 430 people were evacuated under  orders. More than 2,000 elderly and disabled people were also evacuated from nursing homes and similar facilities, including 88 disabled children from a center in Jamestown, North Dakota, Reuters reported.
  • The temperature in Fargo dropped to  minus 1 Celsius (31 degrees F) on Sunday.
  • Large snowmelt expected to start by Wednesday.
  • The National Weather Service forecast 15 – 30 cm of snow for the Fargo area by Tuesday.
  • Higher winds could damage floodwalls.
  • Red River is expected to crest at 51 feet in Grand Forks, North Dakota, by Thursday, NWS said.

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