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4 years 4 months ago

Floods recede in Fargo, but other hazards linger

Fargo, North Dakota, residents must deal with another problem now that the Red River's flood waters are starting to recede - environmental hazards that linger long after the river's waters decline. Floodwaters can be noxious brews of pesticides, sewage, garbage and animal carcasses that foul drinking water, spread disease...

4 years 4 months ago

Flooding in Fargo

Police are escorting truck convoys carrying sandbags into the lowest areas of Fargo, N.D. because the Red River is rising rapidly. The river in eastern North Dakota and western Minnesota is expected to crest on Saturday about 20 feet above flood stage and 3 feet below last year's record...

4 years 4 months ago

Stored sandbags crash through a floor

Nearly 5,000 sandbags collapsed through the floor of a storage building in Fargo, North Dakota, snapping gas pipes. Firefighters closed down several roads surrounding the warehouse. Five people inside the building were able to get out unhurt. The gas line was shut off and the hazmat team quickly...

4 years 5 months ago

North Dakota scrambles ahead of floods

When the Red River burst its banks last spring, flooding dozens of surrounding towns and cities, thousands of worried or displaced residents called a statewide 211 hot line to help find shelter or a meal. But the nonprofit group that operates the service, which provides referrals for a range...

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