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
THE NEW FORTY Your grace period has arrived - make the most of it.
If you are out and about looking around you can tell that we are finally transitioning between seasons. Winter, which is supposed to be over according to the calendar, is preparing to ease its way out... Posted on 3/25/13 at 10:38 PM
“American Red Cross volunteers had an emergency shelter open by 7 p.m. at the public school in Drayton, N.D.,” Wednesday’s Herald reported.
Why are we not surprised to learn that before many people in the region even knew that Cavalier, N.D., had been evacuated, the Red Cross already had a shelter up and running?
The Renwick Dam, west of here, held through the night and the runoff rate is slowing, but residents still were not being allowed back in as of this morning, except to fetch medicine or other necessities.
Flood fighters rushed to shore up an emergency levee in Grafton Tuesday after the National Weather Service issued a flood warning and raised the probable Park River crest to 16.5 feet, near the record of 16.52 feet, which has stood since 1950.
The city of Moorhead is considering not providing sandbags in future flood events. Moorhead has spent nearly a half a million dollars for the flood of 2013. For some city leaders, that’s too much spent on too few people.
North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple sent a letter Tuesday to President Barack Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration to help 16 counties and the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation recover from spring flooding.
The Canadian channel has been brought up numerous times by Fargo and Moorhead, Minn., officials who are promoting a nearly $2 billion diversion that would move water around Fargo in a 36-mile channel during times of serious flooding.
Flood damage in Grand Forks this spring amounted to a handful of washed out culverts and a loss of gravel. “There was no real damage,” Grand Forks County Road Superintendent Richard Onstad said. “What we’ve seen is everything was pretty minor compared with what we’ve had in the past.”
Although spring flooding in North Dakota wasn't as bad advertised in some areas, officials who are totaling the damages said Friday the costs are piling up. The question is whether the final figure will impress the federal government.
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