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Floods Damage Hundreds of Homes, Farmland in NW Louisiana

Posted by feww on June 11, 2015

Scores of people displaced as flood waters surge along Red River

Homes and farmland remain submerged in northwest Louisiana, as the damage spreads from floodwaters that are overwhelming the Red River from neighboring Oklahoma and Texas.

The national Weather Service said:

High water to continue on the Red River!!!

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State of Emergency Declared in Wyoming amid Floods, Mudslides

Posted by feww on June 6, 2015

Severe weather, floods, mudslides, landslides… wreak havoc throughout Wyoming

Wyoming Gov. Mead has issued an Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in response to flooding in the Cowboy State.

I am very concerned about the weather-related damage across Wyoming and the toll it is taking on our citizens and communities, said Governor Mead. Mudslides have closed some roads in Sunlight Basin near Cody, Wind River Canyon and Togwotee Pass and flooding has caused damage in Niobrara, Johnson and other counties.

The Executive Order is available on the Governors website at http://governor.wyo.gov/media/documents/

Arkansas town evacuated as Red River rises

Small town of Garland City, located about 20 miles from in Texarkana, Arkansas, was evacuated early Friday, after Miller County emergency management officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for the town’s 250 residents.

Although the town’s levee had been weakened and was leaking, it had not failed, and the evacuation was ordered as a precaution, officials said.

Emergency management officials sounded a siren and went door-to-door to warn residents.

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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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