Fargo Residents Encouraged to Consider Purchasing Flood Insurance

Photo of Fargo Flooding in 2010
A 'Welcome to Fargo' sign on Second Street in downtown Fargo, N.D., stands in flood water, March 20, 2010. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has been helping communities along the Red River fight the 2010 spring flooding. U.S. Army photo by Shannon Bauer

The City of Fargo is actively monitoring forecasts and conditions in anticipation of a potential 2020 spring flooding event. The first Spring Flood Outlook issued yesterday by the National Weather Service (NWS) serves as a good reminder for residents to utilize the City’s interactive flood stage map at FargoND.gov/floodmap to determine potential property impacts at various river stages.

As always, residents are encouraged to consider purchasing flood insurance and to be aware of the 30-day delay until the policy goes into effect after the purchase date. The North Dakota State Water Commission and Department of Emergency Services will be in Fargo on Monday, January 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Oak Room at Fargo Cass Public Health (1240 25th Street South) to discuss spring awareness and answer questions related to flood insurance.

The City of Fargo and Cass County will be jointly collaborating this year in the event sandbagging operations become necessary. The City of Fargo’s administration, department heads, engineers and emergency managers are regularly meeting to plan for various contingencies to ensure Fargo is well-prepared to protect its citizens, infrastructure and community.