STAFF BLOG WDAZ STORMTRACKER WEATHER One Year Ago, The Minot Flood
I wrote this article about one year ago. I am reposted it as the one year anniversary of this devastating event is upon us.
Just three years ago, the thought ... Posted on 6/20/12 at 1:38 PM
NORTHERN LIGHTS BOY SCOUTS 2011...A Year in Review
The first year of the second century of Scouting is drawing to a close. How exciting to be part of a relevant, dynamic organization that does so much good for kids, families and communities!
After th... Posted on 12/30/11 at 5:57 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREAVOICES COMMUNITY Living with Water: Your thoughts and experiences wanted.
It was almost hard to believe. Last month while we visited my husband's parents in Iowa, we ran into an old neighbor of theirs who has since moved to Texas. He and his wife moved there to be closer to... Posted on 8/7/11 at 8:08 AM
NIE ROCKS! Kindness, Josh Duhamel and the Black Eyed Peas
Black Eyed Peas
I was in Minot this past weekend visiting family and heard the Black Eyed Peas are going to do a flood benefit concert in Minot on September 3 at the ND State Fairgrounds. Tickets go o... Posted on 8/1/11 at 9:20 AM
STAFF BLOG THE DULLUM FILE Pet Bedding Needed
From the Circle of Friends Humane Society:
The Souris Valley Humane Society in Minot is in need of bedding for pets displaced by the recent flooding. Items needed include blankets, sheets, pillow cas... Posted on 7/12/11 at 1:34 PM
Teams from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and North Dakota State officials will begin Flood Damage Assessments this week. 18 counties and one tribal area have been affected by the spring flooding.
Up and down the Red River Valley, towns are taking precautions to prepare against the oncoming flood. The Pembina - Neche area has taken the first steps to tackle what National Weather Service says could be record-setting flooding.
Flood preparations have begun on both sides of the Red River. Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are taking precautionary measures and are making sure those who may be soon surrounded by water have access to safety supplies.
The effects of flooding could be felt in the Lake Region as soon as this weekend when temperatures are expected to reach into the 60s. That warm weather will hasten the spring melt, leaving rural roads vulnerable.
It's the calm before the storm but this weekend daytime high temperatures are expected to be almost 30 degrees warmer than it has been. That means the snow pack will likely melt at a rapid rate and people in the northern valley will start to see river levels begin to rise.
The North Dakota Emergency Commission has approved additional funding to fight expected spring flooding. The commission agreed to accept loan proceeds from the Bank of North Dakota that would provide a total of 775,000 dollars to the National Guard, Civil Air Patrol and Department of Emergency Services.
As the Red River Valley prepares for significant flooding this year the Lake Region is waiting to deal with its own flooding. Two state outlets can't begin moving water from Devils Lake until the flood crests downstream, which could take weeks.
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