THE WEST WING Weekly Memo 4-26-2013
The Weekly Memo to the City Council and the agenda packet is also provided on theCity Councilweb page.
City Crews completed the boardwalk invisible flood wall in one day... Posted on 4/26/13 at 1:23 PM
THE ADVENTURES OF OLE AND LENA We Should've Moved to Alaska!
Uffda," I said to Ole this morning when I looked out the window. "I think we should have moved to Alaska because the weather MUST be better up there than it is here." We've had 10 inches of heavy wet ... Posted on 4/15/13 at 9:13 AM
STAFF BLOG WDAZ STORMTRACKER WEATHER 15 Years Ago
It is hard to believe that fifteen years have passed by since the Flood of the Century in April 1997. That flood was preceded by what was arguably the most significant blizzard to strike the state o... Posted on 4/5/12 at 8:16 AM
STAFF BLOG THE AREAVOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #55 - Talking Baseball and more
The snow might be starting to fall outside my window, but at Areavoices we're talking Major League baseball. I'm excited that one of our favorite bloggers, Chad Jacobsen of Twins Focus has taken on th... Posted on 11/30/11 at 4:45 PM
Lake Region leaders are learning from federal and state officials how to score big when it comes to federal grant money. The FEMA funds will help repair roads and other infrastructure damaged by spring runoff. If all goes smoothly, local cities and counties could start to see federal relief funds in about a month.
The city of Grafton has announced an emergency declaration for the second time this spring. 500 homes have been affected by some kind of water in Grafton and as the rain stops residents can finally finish cleaning up.
Sump pumps in thousands of basements continue to run in Northeastern North Dakota as more rain hits the region. One of the hardest hit towns is Grafton, where it's estimated half of the basements had at least some level of water in their basement.
Residents in Lakota are being asked to restrict their water usage tonight. Also, to check sump pumps and make sure they're pumping outside. The lift station is backing up and these restrictions are in place until further notice.
Many home owners in Grafton have weeks or months of work ahead of them, repairing their flooded basements. Heavy rains with saturated grounds and overloaded city lift stations resulted in water pouring into dozens of homes.
Two days of heavy rains has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flood warning for Walsh County until 1:00 tomorrow afternoon. Flood problems are mounting across much of northeastern North Dakota after nearly five inches of rain fell near Park River in the past 24 hours.
The recent wet weather was on the agenda today as Senator Heidi Heitkamp met with officials from the Lake Region. Local officials outlined a laundry list of problems caused by the water which Senator Heitkamp says she'll take to Washington.
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