Counties and individuals in the Red River Valley spent Friday preparing for possible floods.
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has declared
a state of emergency in seven counties that border North Dakota in
preparation for flooding in the Red River Valley.
Work has started on a dike to protect
downtown Fargo against what could be a record flood. More temporary levees are set to go up around the city in the next couple of days.
A new flood forecast for the Red River, projects that flood waters will crest higher and sooner than first thought.
New flood projections for Fargo gave city
officials a shock -- not only because of a higher forecast for the Red River, but because they have only a little more than a week to prepare for its crest.
The National Weather Service says there's a possibility of record flooding this spring in some Red River Valley communities.
The National Weather Service predicts significant flooding in the Red River Valley this spring. Most communities should be safe from serious damage, but Mother Nature is complicating the flood forecasting.