Wind increases calls on broken branches
The Grand Forks Park District has been extra busy the past few days picking up fallen tree branches because of the recent high winds and rain.
There were more than 30 calls about broken branches Monday, said Mike Fugazzi, city forestry manager. The increase in fallen branches startedSunday, he said.
“In a normal summer, we have probably about four events to this level,” Fugazzi said.
He expects his office will be caught up on cleaning the branches byWednesday, he said.
Anyone who sees fallen branches can call the Park District at (701) 746-2750. Fugazzi added that his office only picks up city-owned trees on the berms, not privately owned trees.
The high wind put Grand Forks and other parts of the region under a wind advisory Monday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.
Grand Forks and other areas are also under flood warning until 10 a.m. Saturday, due to the heavy rain, according to the weather service website.
There is a 40 percent chance of rain Tuesday, with winds as high as 21 mph.
The weather is expected to calm by Wednesday, with a sunny forecast and a high of 71 degrees. The winds are supposed to be about 9 mph Wednesday.