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March 24, 2009

Flood season starts strong

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Philip J. Palin on March 24, 2009

Still days from its expected crest, flooding along the Red River and its tributaries is already disrupting rail shipments and prompting evacuationsColleges and schools have canceled classes to allow students to help with sandbagging and other preparations.   The combination of melting snow and sustained precipitation is expected to cause unusually bad flooding by the end of this week.   Many residents of the upper Midwest have still not recovered from devastating 2008 floods.

UPDATE: Late Tuesday story from CNNSECOND UPDATE: President Declares Major Disaster in North Dakota

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2 Comments »

Comment by William R. Cumming

March 24, 2009 @ 8:34 am

How many times has this story appeared over the years?

Still no real effort to mitigate development existing or new in FARGO and other areas.

I guess they just don’t think spring will ever arrive in the Red River Valley. Surprise it always does.

Still sorry for those who will be losing homes and livihood.

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March 24, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

[...] morning, it offers a post, “Flood season starts strong,” with a good roundup of North Dakota/Minnesota Red River flooding news and efforts by authorities [...]

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